updated 05:00 pm EST, Fri November 3, 2006
FWDepot ExpressCard eSATA
FireWire Depot today began shipping the CalDigit Express Card for MacBook Pro. The ExpressCard/34 adapter enables owners to capture, develop, edit, and create content in almost any environment when using Apple's new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro notebook computers as well as Windows notebooks with an ExpressCard 34 or 54 slot. The CalDigit SATA Express 34 achieves maximum transfer rates of 3Gbps, typically sustaining disk write and read speeds of 100 and 110 MB/sec, respectively. This performance is approximately three times as fast as USB 2.0 or FireWire connections to the same drive setup, according to FireWire Depot. The new adapter ships for $120.