Put in a SATA card in that ExpressCard slot?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
http://www.lycom.com.tw/EK102.htm



Plus FW800 hasn't been working too well.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,073member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by cesjr

    http://www.lycom.com.tw/EK102.htm



    Plus FW800 hasn't been working too well.




    Do we have to wait for a driver to be writen?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    I saw some ExpressCard SATA cards at Macworld. I don't know if it was this company, but they do exist.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    e1618978 brings up a good question. We have seen in past years, that when new technology comes out, companies are all over it to deliver it, but they generally deliver it with only Windows based drivers. Are we going to see that here?



    Just because Apple puts the latest and greatest technology in their new MacBook Pro does not mean that the industry is going to support the Mac laptop for that technology.



    I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    I wish the new iMac sported an ExpressCard slot
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ebby

    I saw some ExpressCard SATA cards at Macworld. I don't know if it was this company, but they do exist.



    Thank you for letting me know that they exist! That's just awesome news. Anyone that's ever used eSATA external drives with the sonnet sata cards knows how much better the throughput is than firwire 800. Believe me.. if you're ever going to use massive data mobile editing either audio or video... you would love an ExpressCard eSATA host adapter. eSATA is ready for prime time. The only drawback is that eSATA cables aren't as long as the firewire ones are, and are more fragile. But it is faster.
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