Does MBP have eSATA?

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  1. Wallace86 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if I'd be able to connect the following HDD enclosure to my MBP via e-sata:
    Antec MX-1 USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371008
    Also, I'll be putting either a WD sata 750GB HDD or a Seagate in there.....I'm thinking the WD, I donno though -- that is a Sata encosure, correct? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    AFAIK, there are no eSATA ports on the MBP. You could just hook it up via USB 2.0 though.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    There's not eSATA built in. However, you can add it with an expresscard.
     
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  5. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm, that sucks.
     
  6. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    WTF is AFAIK???? LoL.
     
  7. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    Without messing with adaptors, you could just get a FW800 enclosure. It's not as fast as eSATA, but way faster than USB2.0.
     
  8. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I agree with this statement.
     
  9. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Somebody PLEASE (apologies for the e-yelling) give me a link to a good enclosure w/firewire 800 which has a fann.....I can not find one anywhere ! I will be leaving mine on 24/7, with a 750GB HDD, so its going to need a fan...
     
  10. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/FWU2ESMSV3/

    It looks like a Mac Mini. Not the cheapest, but has a fan, USB2.0, FW400, FW800, and eSATA.

    Happy now?
     
  11. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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  12. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    If you really need to use eSATA you can purchase an eSATA ExpressCard to use with your MacBook Pro which should give you a total of two eSATA interface ports. I've seen them on the Apple Online Store.
     
  13. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Here. Results of a 30 second search. May not quite be what you're looking for.

    Personally, I have 250GB and 1TB externals in aluminum enclosures without fans. I run them 24/7. After a couple hours of uninterrupted writing, they do get warm, but never hot.
     
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  15. shiato storm macrumors member

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    I found this:
    http://times.usefulinc.com/2007/01/17-sata-box
    as an sata solution to external storage. I currently have an IcyBox with Fw800, SATA and USB (3-in-1) connected to a desktop PC direct to an SATA connection port (a little barbaric with a wire going in the side of the case but works fine), I believe the express card like the one mentioned would fit the bill in much the same way for eSATA on a MBP. any other cards recommended or are they all pretty generic. There is eSATA 2 available too...

    p.s. always on external hdd's, is that ok? not better to turn on when needed?
     
  16. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Get eSata. Its WAY faster then even Firewire 800. Just buy an expresscard Esata card.
     
  17. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    OK, that's why I have a 1TB in both of mine.

    If you want advice, don't shoot the advisor. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Wallace86 thread starter macrumors regular

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    LoL, sorry....do u like them pretty well? and do they stay niice and coool?
     
  19. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    No prob. Yes, and yes. Both of the v3s I have are fast and stay cool. No complaints.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Get a eSATA expresscard. Don't bother with the expensive ones. They all the same. Just make sure you get the 34 ones.
     
  21. Area51Tazz macrumors member

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    I was just about to respond with the bandwidth on the expresscard not being able to keep up, but I didn't realize it was 2.5Gbit/s...that's FAAST!
     

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