Date: Friday, April 20th, 2007, 07:54
On Thursday, Newer Technology announced that it was shipping its eSATA Extender Cable for the 8-core and quad-core Mac Pro computers. The cable, priced at US$24.95, allows access to two SATA ports located on the logic board, boosting the number of drives that can be used by the machine from four to six.
The cable, compatible with both SATA-I and SATA-II devices, ships with a step by step illustrated installation manual. The cable is compatible with the 2.0 GHz, 2.66 Ghz and 3.0 GHz quad-core Xeon units shipped in August of 2006 as well as the 3.0 GHz 8-core Xeon 5300 units that shipped this month. The card is immediately available through Other World Computing, Newer Technology’s exclusive distributor.