firewire to eSATA adapter for 2010 unibody macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    do these exist? I was discussing external hard drive enclosures with someone & they suggested getting one with an eSATA connection as this is even faster than firewire 800. They then said I could get a firewire express card slot.

    I told them I have the unibody 2010 macbook pro that does not have this type of expansion slot, but it does have a single firewire 800/400 port, could I get an adapter that would plug into the firewire port & have an eSATA female end that I could hook up an external hard drive with an eSATA connection?
  2. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It would still be limited to the speed of firewire 800. Easier to just get a hard drive enclosure that has firewire 800. OWC ( has enclosures that have firewire 800, 400, USB2 and esata.

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