Esata cables and connectors, Lacie d2 quadra, User manual – LaCie FireWire 800 User Manual
LaCie d2 Quadra
1.4.3. eSATA Cables and Connectors
Your LaCie d2 Quadra uses the latest in SATA technology, al-
lowing interface (or bus) transfer rates of up to 3 Gb/s. SATA
technology was originally developed to serve as an internal
interface, delivering improved performance to internal connec-
tions. Soon after, eSATA, or external SATA was developed, al-
lowing for the use of shielded cables outside the PC.
eSATA technology was developed to be rugged and durable.
eSATA connectors do not have the “L” shaped design of other
SATA connectors. In addition, the guide features are vertically
offset and reduced in size to prevent the use of unshielded in-
ternal cables in external applications.
Included eSATA Cable
Your LaCie drive is shipped with a eSATA cable, to ensure max-
imum data transfer performance when connected to a eSATA
eSATA Cable Ends
eSATA interface can achieve up to 3 Gb/s transfer rate.
Plug orientation – An extrusion on the outside of the con-
nector helps guide and align the connector during inser-
Hot-plug support – eSATA enables adding and remov-
ing a drive without having to power down the system or