re: new external drive for MB pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gramps416, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. gramps416 macrumors member

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    I wanted to get a new external drive for the macbook pro. for time machine/backups etc.

    Since thunderbolt supported enclosures are not out yet, I wanted to know if it is possible that if I got an enclosure with eSata, that it would be technically possible to have an eSata to thunderbolt adapter in the future.

    Is it likely that such a thing could happen? would it cost a fortune that I won't probably buy it anyways?

    If not, I am not going to fork over the extra money for an eSata port on the enclosure and just settle for firewire.

    p.s. is it technically possible to have a usb3 to thunderbolt?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Firewire 800 is more than sufficient for most needs.
     
  3. gramps416 thread starter macrumors member

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    Firewire is great,
    but that doesn't answer the question.
    is it technically possible to convert thunderbolt to esata or usb 3?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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