I am running out of available ports on an Apple server. I would like to attach 4 external eSATA devices to the currently open internal SATA connections (2 open hard drive bays and 2 SATA allocated for DVD bays in the front).
If anyone has done this with success and can alert me to any caveats, I would appreciate it.
If anyone has a recommendation of a good cable manufacturer for the task, that would be of interest as well. Is the limit for SATA cables indeed 3 feet? The eSATA devices came with 4 foot long eSATA cables - what applies to SATA to eSATA?