SATA on the iMac's mobo is 3Gbps.I think the idea of this is to connect eSATA-only media to a Mac via the F800 channel. However, this will only be at F800 speed (800Mbps), which is half eSATA speed (1.5Gbps).
I am just hoping that the iMac series will have an eSATA connection at some stage.
SATA on the iMac's mobo is 3Gbps.
FW800 practical max 85MBs
eSATA II max 240MBs
To be practical, though, real-world 3gbps tends to be around 300MB/s...
Isn't there a way to connect some kind of eSATA (or SATA or SATA II, whatever the iMac uses) hub to the SATA (see last parentheses) port on the inside of the iMac? I know it uses it for one of the hard drives (Mac HD). Could you use the hub to gain additional ports and then make one of the ends stick out of the side?
With future prospects of usb 3.0 i doubt iMacs will ever have esata.