There's eSATA ports right on the motherboard. You are a Pro user and you can't afford the $40 card w/wires to extend the ports to the back plate?
Mac Pros are a good deal. They cost a fortune but they last for years and years and are generally years ahead of their time to begin with IMO. I find people on average go through two or sometimes three iMacs or Mac minis in the same timeframe as a Mac Pro user goes through one Mac Pro. They don't feel slow a year later like most computers you buy, they still feel like a powerhouse even three or four years down the road.
Absolutely will be getting the eSATA card....and I still have a G4 dual 1GB machine that still works well and does the job-now thats really getting my money's worth.
I added extra drives and ports. The only limit is the speed to do video which is why I will be getting the G5, probably the 6 core.
Anyone have any experience using an SSD as a boot drive and also the apps. I want to put Photoshop CS5 and Aperture on it but want to use a 2TB drive for the Library since it will get much bigger than what the SSD will hold.