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Jimmy Styles
eSATA
on Jun 28, 2010 at 6:22:53 pm

Hi,

I'm buying a mac and considering getting the 17" model for the ExpressCard/34 slot. I have three questions:

A. How much of an improvement is eSATA over Firewire 800? I've read several posts online and I've got mixed opinions. Is it worth the +400$ for the 17" model?
I'll add that I'll be editing a large variety of footage, from dvcpro to red.
B. What adapter are you recommending?
C. Is there any eSATA hard disk you recommend?

Thanks


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Shane Ross
Re: eSATA
on Jun 28, 2010 at 8:50:14 pm

[Jimmy Styles] "A. How much of an improvement is eSATA over Firewire 800? I've read several posts online and I've got mixed opinions. Is it worth the +400$ for the 17" model? "

FW800 maxs out at about 80MB/s. eSATA can go upwards of 280MB/s....depending on the drive. Two drive Raid 0 like the Caldigit VR and GRAID 3 got those numbers.

[Jimmy Styles] "B. What adapter are you recommending? "

I got some $29 one from Fry's Electronics...non-brand name.

[Jimmy Styles] "C. Is there any eSATA hard disk you recommend? "

G-Raid 3, Caldigit VR, VR Mini. I'm REALLY liking my VR mini lately.



Shane



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Jimmy Styles
Re: eSATA
on Jun 28, 2010 at 8:57:34 pm

Thank you very much, just what I needed


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adam taylor
Re: eSATA
on Jun 29, 2010 at 8:34:10 am

i just bought a little docking station (ICYBOX) that lets me slot in any 2.5"or 3.5" sata hdd, and it connects to my laptop by either eSata or USB2. Along with a lacie esta expressport connector.

Didn't record any stats but watching it transfer over a 100 gb of data using esata was astonishingly fast!

adam

Adam Taylor
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Character Options Ltd
Oldham, UK

http://www.sculptedbliss.co.uk


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