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  • Target Mode Esata?

     Craig Alan updated 7 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Scott Hathaway

    May 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I’m trying to transfer files between two MacPro towers using Target Disk Mode and I would like to use Esata instead of Firewire800. I tried to boot the computer holding down T and with the two connected with an Esata cable, but even though the symbol for target mode appeared on screen, the drives did not mount onto the other computer. It does mount using Firewire800, but it’s slower than I want. Both computers have their Esata cards working properly. Is this even possible on a Mac (OSX 10.6.8)?


    I make movies, not a living.

  • Craig Alan

    May 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

    You have an esata port on both? Works with firewire and I think thunderbolt. Never worked with other connections AFAIK.

    Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Camcorders: Panasonic AG-HPX170/AG-HPX250P, Canon HV30/40, Sony Z7U, VX2000, PD170; FCP 6 certified; write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.

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