with esata cables from cables to go you can now utilize shielded cable lengths up to 2 meters outside the pc to take advantage of the benefits the sata interface brings to storage. sata is now out of the box as an external standard with specifically defined cables connectors and signal requirements. esata provides more performance than existing solutions and is hot pluggable. up to 6 times faster than existing external storage solutions: usb 2.0 and 1394. robust and user friendly external connection. high performance cost effective expansion storage. up to 2 meter shielded cables and connectors.