Sonnet Exposes Mac Pro Computers’ Hidden SATA Interface

eSATA Extender Cable Enables Users to Connect External Drives to Logic
Board Connectors

IRVINE, CA– June 17, 2008–Sonnet Technologies, a leader in upgrades and
useful accessories for Apple Mac desktop and notebook computers, announces
the immediate availability of the eSATA Extender Cable for Mac Pro
computers. Sonnet’s eSATA Extender Cable enables Mac Pro users to easily
connect up to two external hard drives to the unused SATA ports on their
computers’ logic boards and take full advantage of the built-in storage
connection capabilities.

All Mac Pro computers support the connection of six SATA hard disk drives,
but only allow the internal installation of four. Two SATA connectors sit
unused on the logic board, hidden behind the large fan module. Sonnet’s
eSATA Extender Cable simply plugs into the two spare connectors and extends
them to the back of the computer, where users can easily connect up to two
external hard drives. Because the drives are connected via the eSATA
interface, users will experience the best performance possible from SATA
drives, with data transfers up to twice as fast as FireWire! Because the
eSATA Extender Cable is not a host adapter card, it’s a great solution for
power users needing all their computer’s PCI Express bus bandwidth or slots
for other interface cards. Sonnet provides detailed installation
instructions all Mac Pro computers.

Sonnet eSATA Extender Cable Benefits

* Adds two eSATA ports to any Mac Pro computer or PC with motherboard SATA

* Enables connection of up to two external hard drives using the eSATA
interface, delivering faster performance than FireWire or USB 2.0

* Connects to Mac Pro’s logic board; does not impact its PCI Express bus
configuration or performance

Sonnet eSATA Extender Cable Compatibility — Mac Pro (Early 2008)
— Mac Pro
— PC with motherboard SATA connectors

Pricing and Availability

Sonnet eSATA Extender Cable (part number TCB-SATA-MP) is available now for
the retail price of USD $29.95.

For information on Sonnet’s eSATA Extender Cable, visit the Sonnet web site
at: (

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies is a leading supplier of upgrade cards,
high-performance disk solutions and other accessories for Apple Macintosh
computers. Founded in 1986, Sonnet commemorates twenty-one years making
Macintosh upgrades. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product,
visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at (