Scratch disk: ExpressCard SSD VS FW800 RAID 0 HDD?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lyl, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. lyl
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    im using a uMBP
    which one is better?
     
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    dmmcintyre3

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    Esata for the HD. Just get a express card controler.
     
  3. lyl
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    i got the expresscard>eSATA for my HDD as well
    but it seems that the expresscard port in MBP is not that reliable
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    which expresscard>eSATA are you using? I like this idea. I never thought of it. Any idea if the expresscard supports 3.0Gbps or 1.5Gbps? If the expresscard supports 3.0Gbps, I wonder if my 2007 June MacBook Pro supports 3.0Gbps through expresscard. I know it does not support 3.0Gbps via it's chipset.
     
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    CaptainChunk

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    Funny, I never have problems with my ExpressCard slot. I have FW800, eSATA and DuelAdapter (ExpressCard to PCMCIA) cards. :confused:
     
  6. lyl
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    I think it should be 1.5Gbps
     
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    CaptainChunk

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    I believe the maximum throughput of an ExpressCard is 2.5Gb/s in PCI Express mode.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    MBP no longer sees my DuelAdapter

    My MBP (Leopard) suddenly stopped seeing my ExpressCard to PCMCIA DuelAdapter. Any ideas??

     
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    CaptainChunk

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    There's a known problem with the DuelAdapter that when you remove one and reinsert it, it might not show back up on the PCIe bus until you reboot. That usually does the trick for me whenever it does happen. Duel claims that this a problem with OS X and not the card, but yet, none of my other ExpressCards behave this way...

    One design element that I've always hated about this adapter is that the cable that runs between the ExpressCard part and the PCMCIA module is not very flexible and because of that, the card can become unplugged from the EC slot relatively easily.
     

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