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Old March 13, 2009, 09:55 AM
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I bought an external hardrive enclosure that communicates via esata, but now i need a esata PCI card (i'm not sure if its pci - its those big old white slots)
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Old March 13, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Does your motherboard have SATA? Then you don't need a PCI card. Most external HDD's that have esata come with a plug that plugs in to your mobo then has a header for the pci slot. At least Vantec comes with them. If it didn't come with it you can buy one here.
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Old March 14, 2009, 11:01 AM
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oh cool - but i don't think it has sata ports inside - its one of those mac computers that look like a cheese-grater haha
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Old March 14, 2009, 11:34 AM
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O00o00o. If you are using a Mac Pro or a PowerMac you'll need a card that will work with Macs. Not all will. If it is a Mac Pro, then yes your Mac has 2 SATA ports on the motherboard that aren't used. If its a Power Mac then you will require a mac compatible esata card.
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