eSATA on new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joefinan, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    I only discovered eSATA yesterday when I was looking for a new external hard drive. For a small fortune I can get a 500GB drive with FW 400, 800 and eSATA - is it worth paying the extra?

    Has anyone heard rumours of the new MBP supporting eSATA (they've had FW 800 for yonks so would be a natural step-up...).
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's possible but you can get an ExpressCard for it.
     
  3. joefinan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bit of a luddite - could you explain please?
     
  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    The MacPro has spare sata ports on the motherboard you can extend outside the case so I opened up my SR MBP to see if there was something I could hack that would give me an external eSATA capability that is bootable. The expresscard option is nice but does not support booting OS X or Windows. I wanted a way to boot Windows on a separate external drive for my MBP but so far no joy.

    Cheers,
     

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