Buying Mercury Elite Pro, but what is eSata...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    External SATA. You need a eSata port on your MBP to use it. Most likely it will come in the form of a cardbus addon card.
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    I'm unclear of your reply. I'm still unsure if I should choose the option and if I will benefit from it or if I should just choose next option down. I want to use the Firewire 800 regardless.
  4. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    between a My Book Pro and a Mercury Elite Pro, what would be the better choice to go for here?
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
  6. ropeswing macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2007

    I've read the eSATA is way faster than firewire 800. I have two external drives that have both firewire & SATA connections (good to have the options), and I'm interested in getting an express card for my macbookpro if SATA is that much faster. Anyone else know? I do pro audio and firewire is the standard but if sata is better I want to give it a try....already have the drives.

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