How does new Macbook pro connect with E-sata?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JimmyChen, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. JimmyChen macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I am a newer for Mac. I am wondering that since Apple took off the express card slot, How to connect E-sata device to the new macbook pro 15 inch?:confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. occamsrazor macrumors 6502

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    There is one option, and one only, that I know of:

    http://www.firmtek.com/seritek/seritek-spyder/

    ...of course it will limit you to FW800 speeds. Also bear in mind that it will only support "direct connect" esata devices, which from what I understand rules out most devices sporting both USB & eSATA connections. I don't really understand why, but that's what Firmtek told me - "It will not work with hybrid enclosures that include eSATA/USB and/or FireWire".

    But the general answer is... you can't. One of the reasons why taking the expresscard away was a really dumb move, if they wanted to get rid of expresscard they should have at least added an esata port, but with Apple that seems unlikely ever to happen.
     
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  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    I did a search on line and found a USB to eSATA adapter = how useless as it defeats the speeds gained by using the eSATA in the first place...
     
  6. norliss macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that truly is useless but I bet there are some muppets out there that believe they would get eSATA speeds from it :D
     
  7. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah no e-sata for the new MBPs, at least not one that makes sense, FW800 is your best beat if you can go that route.
     
  8. iCan2 macrumors newbie

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    17" MBP with express card ports

    Yes - they still have express card ports on the 17" models only. I really do wonder why none of the other models omitted an eSATA II connector. It seems very silly when you are working on a pro line of computer!
     

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