Which Expresscard eSata adapter actually WORKS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by midgetsanchez, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. midgetsanchez macrumors regular

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    So, I just did a search and found nothing but an extremely lengthy thread that makes no sense and doesn't even answer the question. I just want a simple answer here: I have a new 17" '09 uMBP. I want to use my eSata external hard drives. What expresscard adapter should I buy?


    I was transferring stuff over via USB and was horrified: 25 minutes to transfer 20 gigs of pictures! 20 gigs should take no more than 5, maybe 10 minutes tops over eSata (as it did on my old laptop).

    So which eSata-Expresscard actually works for the uMBP's? Thanks.
     
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  3. midgetsanchez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Looks pretty expensive though, for an adapter. I guess if it's the only one that works though I have no choice.
     
  4. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    save a few bucks with amazon or look on newegg

    cheaper than the $70 one at the apple store that many people have said doesnt play nice with the new uMBPs
     
  5. midgetsanchez thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think both the SI and JMicron controllers suck..
     
  9. Pegasus665 macrumors member

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    The Belkin eSATA expresscard 54mm is here in the UK £20 on ebay exc. P&P.
     

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