eSATA Issues

In general, I think eSATA is a good idea.  I even think it is funny because it reminds me of the old days when workstations and Macs were expanded with external devices like removable HDDs, CD drives, FDD units, etc.

However, there are three key issues I have with eSATA

  1. fat, inflexible cables make cable management — and the following issue — a substantial challenge
  2. weak connectors with no kind of meaningful retention clips — USB grips more firmly than eSATA does
  3. poor hot-mount support under Linux — it works nicely under MSFT Windows, but so poorly under Linux

I’d love to find a resolution to all three of those issues.


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I write about technology interests, cooking, and my own writing (sci-fi and fantasy... sometimes both). I try to keep things light, but sometimes I get side-tracked on an issue that I feel strongly about. No offense is meant, I'm just like any other person who feels strongly about something when I write. View all posts by John

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