eSata on MPB4,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by smuseus, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. smuseus macrumors newbie

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    I have a MacBookPro4,1.

    Now, I'm no hard-ware guru, so please help.

    I need an highspeed external harddisk. Such as an SSD disk.

    Now, has I understand, I would need to connect the external SSD harddisk through an eSata port, in order to get the benefits of the high data transfare rates

    Now is eSata supported on my MBP4,1?
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    #2
    You are posting in the wrong Forum!

    But yes, you can get eSATA Express cards for the MBP4,1. Do not expect boot support though.
     
  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    And don't expect to get the full speed of a SSD.
    1 port eSata is limited to 115MB/s.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    If your eSATA is on a SATA-II controller it will be support the maximum allowed on the spec which is 300MB/s.
     
  5. smuseus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks.

    so to clairify: Can you get a SATA II Controller for the MBP4,1?

    @gugucom
    sorry about that.. messed up Desktops with Laptops...
     

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