eSAT cable from motherboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by troutweed, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. troutweed macrumors member

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    I have a MP 1.1.

    Is it feasible to just run an eSATA cable direct from the sockets on the motherboard, out through a removed PCI slot cover to an external eSATA drive enclosure?

    Thinking it might avoid the need to buy an eSATA card.

    Otherwise, will this work?

    NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Controller Card

    Thanks
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Google "site:forums.macrumors.com mac pro esata bracket"
     
  3. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Google "Don't.tell.people.to.Google.things.on.a.messageboard.when.they.come.here.to.ask.for.help.with.things"
     
  4. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    I didn't tell him to google things, but search the forums.
     
  5. troutweed thread starter macrumors member

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    flathead,

    I did do a search, using the limited knowledge I had of what I'm after: eSATA, Motherboard, cable, macpro 1.1 ...SEARCH.

    I didn't include "card" or "bracket" in my search as I was thinking I could maybe just run a cable straight from board to external. My bad.

    So, I thank you for your smart remarks and yes, I did google up some answers once I put the correct terms in. I beg a thousand pardons sir. No sir, don't hit me. Please sir, stop.

    Never mind, I'll just go buy an express card from someone who knows more about them than I do.

    Cheers to everyone else on here. :D

    (There's always ONE isn't there...?)
     
  6. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    smokeweed,

    I didn't make smart remarks but gave you the solution to your problem. Instead of reiterating what I found in those search results, I presented them to you in a constructive and polite manner.
     
  7. troutweed thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, fair enough.

    I took it the wrong way as it was so brief. :eek:

    Perhaps a "Been discussed here before. Try searching..." before your answer might have given it some context.

    I'm cool.

    Smokeweed.
     

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