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LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub
(Give your storage a Thunderbolt upgrade. Connect eSATA drives to your new Mac. Get full speeds tom eSATA drives. Daisy chain Thunderbolt devices. (ThunderBolt cable sold separately))
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  Speedy!,  2012-12-11
By LJW

I bought this to go with a new Retina MBP. I'd had several drives daisy-chained through FireWire 800, but all of them had eSATA connections that I couldn't use with my 2006 MBP. After hooking everything up, it works like a dream. Transfer speeds at least 3x what FW 800 was giving me. No configuration needed. It even serves up my Apple Cinema Display connected via the "pass-through" TB port and a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.

The only odd thing is in System Profiler, it reports a 6Gb/s transfer rate, but LaCie's spec is only up to 3Gb/s. Maybe it was "quietly upgraded', I don't know, and can't tell, as my drives are only 3Gb/s...

If they were to improve it, I might think that 4 eSATA ports would be nice. And the fastest spec, too.



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