Connecting Harddrive using Firewire & eSata to MBP 2010 ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mjoshi123, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    I'm looking for a solution to connect my hard drive and Camcorder (canon miniDV) to my 13" MBP 2010. My hard drive has eSata as well as Firewire connection. What kind of cable / adapter I need to connect Harddrives eSata to MBP 2010. I know MBP 2010 doesnot have eSata port but can take firewire connection. I found this adapter on ebay. Will this thing work with MBP 2010 ?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Firewire-IEEE-1...926421&po=LVI&ps=63&clkid=6838210767352288615
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the connector is for firewire. eSata won't connect via a firewire port.
     
  3. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Yes that connector is for Firewire but I want to know if there are firewire to Esata connector available or only usb 2.0 to eSata ?
     
  4. Mikey7c8 macrumors regular

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    If your hard drive has eSATA and Firewire, use the fw.

    If the drive has fw400 and your mac fw800 then converters can be had for cheap.

    You won't have any benefit converting eSATA to USB.
     

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