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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE128)

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Thunderbolt technology is up to twice as fast as USB 3.0 and up to 12x faster than FireWire 800. With our Portable Thunderbolt Adapter, you get everything you need to satisfy your need for speed with data transfer speeds up to 10GB per second.
  • MacMall Part #: 9472066 
  • Manufacturer Part #: STAE128 
  • UPC: 763649043509 
  • Platform: Macintosh 

Satisfy your need for speed. Designed to meet the demands of professional media creators, Thunderbolt technology allows users to unleash their creativity using high-bandwidth audio- and video-capturing devices, while transferring data at up to 10 gigs-per-second--up to 20x the speed of USB 2.0 and 12x the speed of FireWire 800.

Now this technology is available to you to address your growing storage needs with Seagate's new, flexible Thunderbolt adapters. Simply connect your Backup Plus drive and Thunderbolt adapter to your computer using your Thunderbolt cable to instantly begin transferring high-speed data and high-definition (HD) video on a single interface.

Speed with Precision

Built for accuracy, capacity and speed, Thunderbolt technology precisely moves vast amounts of data at up to 20x the speed of USB 2.0 and 12x the speed of FireWire 800.


Connect the Desk Thunderbolt adapter directly to your computer, or to displays and other Thunderbolt devices. With dual ports, you can daisy chain up to six devices. Works with any Backup Plus desktop drive.

Or take the Thunderbolt Portable adapter on the go--you can connect it directly to your computers Thunderbolt port. When you get home, attach it to the end of your Thunderbolt daisy chain. Works with any Backup Plus portable drive.

Data and Display Daisy Chains for When You're At Home

Thunderbolt technology supports two separate channels--one for high-speed data transfer and one for high-definition (HD) display on a single interface. Take advantage of this cutting-edge technology by connecting high-end displays to a Seagate Thunderbolt adapter and realize the benefits of maximum performance with minimal desktop clutter.

From Work Station to Train Station--No Outlet Required

The Seagate Thunderbolt Portable adapter is entirely bus powered, meaning you don't have to be tethered to a power outlet. That means that you have high-speed access to your data no matter where you are.

Technical Specs

Device Type Storage controller - external
Host Bus Thunderbolt
Storage Controller
Data Transfer Rate 10 GBps
Supported Devices Hard drive
Expansion / Connectivity
Connections 1
Cables Included 1 x Thunderbolt cable
Dimensions & Weight
Width 3.2 in
Depth 1.1 in
Height 5.1 in
Weight 8.8 oz
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Seagate Backup Plus Portable Thunderbolt Adapter (STAE128)

Thunderbolt technology is up to twice as fast as USB 3.0 and up to 12x faster than FireWire 800. With our Portable Thunderbolt Adapter, you get everything you need to satisfy your need for speed with data transfer speeds up to 10GB per second.

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What is this thing? Thunderbolt female connector to what? What are the inputs and outputs? What is the funny shape for? Is it designed to fit some particular hard drive?

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