eSATA PCI Express Card for 3,1

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nxfxcom, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. nxfxcom macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008

    ok, i need more storage, so i am looking into getting a nice external raid drive, but Firewire and USB are to slow, so i want to get one with a eSata connector, so now my problem:
    what card is compatible with the MacPro3,1 running Leopard.

    Thank you
  2. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    I got the adapter sold by OWC that connects to the extra two motherboard ports and then provides eSata on the back. However it does not allow "hot swapping" of drives. They must be connected when the computer is turned on.

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