LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series

LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series

£149.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    With the LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series you can now connect eSATA drives to your Thunderbolt-compatible Mac. Simply attach up to two drives to the Hub, which then connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac.

    Unleashing full eSATA speeds

    Since Thunderbolt's 10Gbit/s provides more than enough throughput to accommodate eSATA's full 3Gbit/s transfer speeds, your drives are no longer restricted by the ExpressCard/34's maximum bus speed of 2.5Gb/s.

    Bring new value to your storage

    The eSATA Hub in a sense modernises your existing drives, so you don’t have to buy new ones. Even better, eSATA and Thunderbolt connections are software RAID-compatible.

    Daisy chain for convenience

    Thunderbolt technology supports daisy chaining, so you can connect a display or other Thunderbolt device to the eSATA Hub. For example, you can attach your high-end 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.

    About Thunderbolt

    Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.

    PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.

    Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

    Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.

  • Highlights

    • 10 Gbit/s Thunderbolt interface
    • Full dual eSATA 3Gbit/s speeds
    • Software RAID-compatible using 2 x eSATA drives for increased speed or data redundancy
    • Dual Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining up to six compatible storage devices together
    • A single cable can connect up to six Hubs for a total of 12 eSATA devices
    • Mini DisplayPort backward-compatible for daisy chaining with other digital devices such as monitors and compatible cameras
  • Did you notice?

    To use this Thunderbolt drive with your Mac, you'll need a Thunderbolt cable, sold separately.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Connecting your existing eSATA drives to the Thunderbolt ports on your new Mac.
  • What's in the Box?

    • LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series
    • Drive stand for upright use
    • External power supply
    • Quick install guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Dual Band
    • Connections: eSATA, Thunderbolt
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 85 mm/3.3 in.
    • Width: 40 mm/1.6 in.
    • Weight: 650 g
    • Length: 140 mm/5.5 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.6 or later
    • eSATA hard drive(s)
    • Thunderbolt port
    • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 9000186
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053840570

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
    • Warranty: Three year limited

    Manufacturer Note

    • Thunderbolt cable sold separately

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Good product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I decided to give this hub a try, and I'm very happy with it. I use it with my two external eSata drives, and I'm getting very nic I decided to give this hub a try, and I'm very happy with it. I use it with my two external eSata drives, and I'm getting very nice speeds. The hub is very well built, looks good, and it does exactly what it says on the box.

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    13 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good product
  • good piece of hardware

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    As a graphic designer I often store my work files and backups on external drives, as they take lots of room. Sometimes accessing t As a graphic designer I often store my work files and backups on external drives, as they take lots of room. Sometimes accessing the files can be painfully slow. After trying this eSATA hub I see a significant boost in transfer speeds. It's a good tool for storing, editing and archiving large files. I recommend it.

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    10 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? good piece of hardware
  • excellent hub

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm very pleased with this product. I can now use my existing eSATA drives with my new Mac and the ability to transfer data and vi I'm very pleased with this product. I can now use my existing eSATA drives with my new Mac and the ability to transfer data and video at very high speeds helps me get my job done much quicker. I do a lot of video processing, and clearly this is a great (and relatively inexpensive) tool for my line of work.

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    10 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? excellent hub
  • Be warned if using a multi drive enclosure!

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    This Hub is fantastic if being used with single drive or hard RAID enclosures, but I have found out the hard way that this hub wil This Hub is fantastic if being used with single drive or hard RAID enclosures, but I have found out the hard way that this hub will not support multiple drive enclosures. I myself have a 4 bay drive enclosure (Non RAID) setup in a soft RAID configuration. Worked fine over USB but when being connected to this hub it could only see one of the slices and managed to damage the data causing hrs of rebuilding back over USB.
    So warming to anyone who is trying the same..
    To get technical, this has only 2 eSATA ports, which means only 2 SATA addresses meaning only 2 physical drives unless a hard RAID enclosure is used to emulate one drive. Hindsight is a beautiful thing.

    Otherwise great bit of kit, will be changing enclosures to continue using this hub as the throughput is great, Plug and Play, easy setup and great looking too.

    Only 4 stars as quite expensive for only 2 drive support.

    • Written by from London
    Was this useful? Be warned if using a multi drive enclosure!
  • Very variable performance

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used with two G-Tech G-Safe drives - sometimes won't mount and often have to restart to get mounting. Better with LaCie 4Big, but Used with two G-Tech G-Safe drives - sometimes won't mount and often have to restart to get mounting. Better with LaCie 4Big, but not 100% as will still occasionally need a restart. This behaviour on 10.9.2 with a 13 inch rMBP (2nd gen)

    • Written by from Coalville

    0 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very variable performance
  • Works great

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been looking for a while for a solution to the lack of Express Card slots on my new MacBook Pro. Found and purchased this eSA I've been looking for a while for a solution to the lack of Express Card slots on my new MacBook Pro. Found and purchased this eSATA Hub some months ago now, and it has been working flawlessly and bringing new life to my collection of eSATA peripherals. Extremely pleased with this product.

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    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works great

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