The eSATA Thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by benlangdon, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    Who has installed a eSATA card?


    Thought we needed one because i couldn't find much on here.

    to sum up this thread for people searching.

    eSATA does work for mbp and ill post here again for update when i receive my external hard drive
     
  2. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Are there Mac Compatible eSATA cards available?
     
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    I have no idea what you're talking about. I linked you to a $25 eSata card that works just fine with Mac(book Pro). Isn't that /thread?
     
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    ya i was writing it when you replied i guess. back space delete.


    thank you.
    taylorwilsdon is the man (or woman ?)
     
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    btw newegg.com rocks my socks.

    tiger direct 230
    newegg 185
     
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    The Apiotek II 300 has been working well for me in the MBP, in both Tiger and Leopard.
     
  14. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

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    i dont think this web site carries it.
    ya i would like to get it from newegg since all my other stuff is from there.

    this is the drive im getting
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204062

    this i the cable i chose to go from the drive to the card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812226009

    but i need a card

    aren't they supposed to be rounded along the edge as the port is on my mbp.
    someone please chim in with some knowledge

    again.
     
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    benlangdon, it does seem to indicate it's a 34 card so it should fit.

    However, it only has 1 review and personally I wouldn't purchase a card like that for that reason. I would want to know from other MBP owners if it worked with Leopard in particular as some chipsets have been having issues.

    The card I purchased is from OWC http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apiotek/EC0003D/

    It's a proven card and you are future-proofing in case you want to run a Raid 0 or Raid 1.
     
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    A portion of it will sit outside the slot, that is the standard for most PCMCIA cards and express cards.
     
  22. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    I have this card and it works perfectly for me. The only thing I had to do was search and install the Sil 3132 chipset drivers for the eSATA card, and after that I was good to go.
     
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    nice. where did you get the drivers from?
     

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