Why no eSATA..?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Santabean2000, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    Anyone able to help explain why Macs have never really be fitted out with eSATA ports?

    Seems it's fairly common connector on many external storage options these days, and has been for quite a long time.

    I'm guessing that it's a no-chance thing these days with LightPeak on the horizon, and possibly USB3 (if Intel ever decided to support it natively).

    I'd love to have an eSATA port on the new mini for my HTPC setup, or something faster than FW800 at least.
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    How can anyone that's not Apple explain why they don't add a particular port?
  3. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2009
    United Kingdom
    As far as Apple is concerned - you want a fast prosumer/professional port - you buy a Mac Pro and Expansion card - most consumers dont have a clue what eSATA is and would never use it preferring USB as its the one everyone is familiar with

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