Esata to Firewire 800 adaptor?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to make an adaptor to connect
    an Esata Cable to a Firewire 800 Connector ?

    i would like to connect my Esata Harddrive to a Firewire 800 port....

    thanks for any advice!
     
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    thanks! but do they make a Cable from Firewire 800 to Esata ?
     
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    No, they are completely different interfaces and not compatable.

    To make the connection you need a bridging chipset like in a FW800 external enclosure. I am unaware of any ESATA->FW conversions as it is cheaper/easier/more elegant to buy a FW800 enclosure an pull the drive from your existing enclosure and put it in there.
     
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    Looks like eSATA is much faster than Firewire800 anyway.

    How about using an eSATA PCI card in your macPro?
    The one from OWC gives you 2 eSATA ports on the back,
    and with an eSATA cable and an external drive case to power the drive,
    can't you just connect the data cable directly between the drive and the PCI card?
     
  10. Patth9 macrumors regular

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    eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter

    I know the original post is quite old, but perhaps this might help someone like me who needs to export a million data files from my G5 estata external HD to my Mac Mini 2012 late.


    eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter

    or

    eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter for SuperSpeed data transfer!

    Electronics are like the weather, don't have what you want, wait 5 minutes and check again?

    The top item didn't get good reviews from PC folks, but it got good reviews from Mac folks.

    If anyone knows differently, please, by all means share.

    Patt
     

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