eSATA with Mac Pro, please help me

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dysert, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. dysert macrumors member

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    I know some of you really smart mac users have crafted a solution but I want to know what to buy and where to get what I need to do the following: Backup my MacPro to external storage and take advantage of the bandwidth SATA offers over Firewire. Specifically I want to enclose a Seagate 7200.10 750gb hard drive in a SATA or eSATA enclosure and connect it to one of the 2 SATA ports on the mac pro motherboard. I understand that the ports are near the fan and you need an "elbow" or right angle connector on the SATA motherboard end. So will one of you geniuses help a novice find a solution? Thanks.:)
     
  2. jansmith macrumors member

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    Try www.cyberguys.com. I think they have the enclosures and connectors you need. I have done business with them regularly and have never been disapppointed. Just be sure those motherboard ports are functional -- I recall some discussion about that on these forums. Check out: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=599380&tstart=0 and http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=598756&tstart=0

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