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LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub (9000186)


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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)
  • MacMall Part #: 9137093 
  • Manufacturer Part #: 9000186 
  • UPC: 093053840570 
  • Platform: Macintosh 

LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub

Maximize your eSATA hard drives' potential with the LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub. This hub makes it easier to connect eSATA hard drives to your Mac via Thunderbolt and also helps you daisy-chain Mac computers to Thunderbolt-enabled devices such as displays. This Thunderbolt hub is especially useful for Macs aren't equipped with all the components needed to accommodate eSATA drives.

This Thunderbolt hub is an ideal accessory for Mac models that don't have built-in ExpressCard/34 slots. Through the LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub, you can finally connect your eSATA drives to an upgraded Mac. You won't have to buy new hard drives just to extend your Mac's storage capacity. Through this hub, up to two eSATA drives can be connected to any Thunderbolt-compatible Mac, boosting productivity and easing the workflow for companies that heavily rely on eSATA technology. Of course, eSATA and Thunderbolt connections retain their compatibility with software RAID systems, so data management is a breeze.

In addition to enabling connectivity, this eSATA hub also gets rid of the bottleneck that results when ExpressCard/34's 2.5Gb/s maximum bus speed limits eSATA's 3Gb/s capacities. This Thunderbolt hub is capable of 10Gb/s speeds, so you can easily maximize your hard drive's 3Gb/s data transfer capacities. This helps you make the most of your eSATA drives, so you'll enjoy faster file access and more convenient file transfers. This is great for creative professionals who regularly handle large files and projects.

The LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub also enables daisy chaining via its dual Thunderbolt ports. These ports allow you to connect not only hard drives to your Mac but also other Thunderbolt devices such as displays. Through this hub, you can simultaneously use your Mac with a secondary Thunderbolt display and an eSATA drive, using just one Thunderbolt cable. This one-cable solution can significantly reduce desktop clutter.

Through Thunderbolt technology, this hub is also capable of supporting two 10Gb/s channels, one for video and one for data. This helps you enjoy maximum bandwidth no matter what you do, even if you're working with audio/video data. Looking for a hard drive you can use with this hub? The LaCie 500GB Rugged Triple Hard Drive could be what you need.
LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series

The eSATA Hub from LaCie lets you connect an eSATA drive to a Mac without an ExpressCard/34 slot while achieving full eSATA speeds of 10Gb/s. Additionally, the hub supports daisy chaining Thunderbolt devices.

Give Your Storage A Thunderbolt Upgrade.

  • Connect eSATA drives to your new Mac
  • Get full speeds from eSATA drives
  • Daisy chain Thunderbolt devices

Unleashing Full eSATA Speeds
The ExpressCard/34 maximum bus speed is 2.5GB/second, which limits eSATA 3GB/second transfer speeds. The eSATA Hub clears this bottleneck, since Thunderbolt's 10Gb/s provides more than enough speed to accommodate 3GB/second. Achieve the full speed potential of your eSATA drives.

Connect eSATA Drives To New Macs
Better speeds, better value. With the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series, now you can connect eSATA drives to your Thunderbolt-compatible Mac. Connect up to two drives to the Hub, which connects to the Thunderbolt port on your new Mac. The eSATA Hub is the perfect solution for companies that use eSATA drives, but have upgraded their Macs to versions without ExpressCard/34 slots. It also offers a great way for photographers or other creatives to boost eSATA drive performance.

Bring New Value To Your Storage
You already own eSATA drives, but can't connect them to your new Mac. The eSATA Hub modernizes your drives and puts them back to work. You don't have to buy new drives and scrap the old ones. eSATA and Thunderbolt connections are even software RAID compatible. Upgrade your storage with Thunderbolt technology.

Daisy Chain For Convenience
Thunderbolt technology supports daisy chaining, so you can connect a display or other Thunderbolt device to the eSATA Hub. This means you can connect, for example, your high-end LaCie 324i display and your eSATA Hub to your Mac via a single Thunderbolt cable. Thunderbolt technology also supports two channels - one dedicated for data, and the other for video - each with 10Gb/s of bandwidth. This means you can push and pull audio/video data without reducing bandwidth. Maximum convenience, minimum desktop clutter.

Technical Specs

Device Type Storage controller - external
Host Bus Thunderbolt
Storage Controller
Interface eSATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Channel Qty 2
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s
Connections 2 Thunderbolt
Included Accessories Stand
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Type Power supply
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Software / System Requirements
OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 3 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 3 years
Dimensions & Weight
Width 3.3 in
Depth 5.5 in
Height 1.6 in
Weight 17.8 oz
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Super fast, 2012-07-08
By N.C. 
The unit worked well right out of the box. I use it with my RAID eSata drive. I copied several gigabytes of RAW images in no time with this hub. This is a great way to boost the performance and an excellent product!
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Works as expected, 2012-08-07
By The Egghead 
I have multiple eSATA drives that I use for different projects. With this hub I have significantly reduced the copying time, and I love that there's no need to daisy-chain the drives anymore. This is a great and relatively inexpensive solution for fast data transfers!
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Speedy!, 2012-12-11
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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It Works!, 2013-06-29
I was concerned whether it would play nice with my existing eSATA hardware. LaCie only features their brand's of eSATA products to be compatible with the Hub - and I have read that it may not work with other brand's hardware.

I was pleasantly surprised that it does work with my setup well. I have an eSATA G-RAID 3 and a Vantec eSATA Disk Dock connected to the Hub, plus - via the extra Thunderbolt connection on the Hub plus a Thunderbolt to FireWire800 adapter - I have several FireWire800 devices connected as well.

I'm relieved and happy with my purchase.
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great product, 2013-11-08
By clint 
Connect and use, very simple. I have 2 esata drives and a Thunderbolt drive connected. Using a Mac with mavericks installed. The only con would be when the mac comes out of sleep mode it shows the disks not ejected properly. not a problem just close the dialog box and go back to work. I would recommend this hub.
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