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Old 10-20-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
Hugh Wyn Griffith
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One potential gotcha with external SATA drives is to make sure that it is eSATA for the connector and not the previous SATA being used (not in accordance with specificataions) externally.

Some PCs apparently came with an internal SATA connector on the outside of the box before the eSATA specification was released.
<< The external connector and cable are designed for over five thousand insertions and removals while the internal connector is only specified to withstand fifty. >>
Of course I'm sure that Mac wouldn't do this but double check box and computer.

The man who just installed our HD cable box, when I asked him about the eSATA connection on it for an external hard drive, said to be careful because it had a key -- which from the reference I gave you would indicate it is not a true eSATA connection.



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