[RndTbl] eSATA

Dan Martin ummar143 at shaw.ca
Mon May 31 21:15:09 CDT 2010

I am considering adding eSATA and external toasters to my Mac Pro, in order to maximize swapability but maintain speed.  I am thinking of making my next machine entirely eSATA / toasters, with no internal drives.

Is there any major downside to doing this?  I am assuming that I can hot swap on any *nix system (aside from the boot drive) and that the speed will be only minimally slower than internal SATA, and still faster than my drives.  I am assuming that the drives will run quietly and cool in toasters, and that my cat won't chew the cables.

Am I missing any obvious problems here?

Dan Martin
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Computer Scientist
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