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.
- 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 ForConnecting 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
- 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.
- OS X 10.6 or later
- eSATA hard drive(s)
- Thunderbolt port
- Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000186
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053840570
- 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
- Thunderbolt cable sold separately
Ratings & Reviews
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. …
- Written by Louise G
13 of 14 people found this useful
good piece of hardware
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. …
- Written by Hannah E
10 of 11 people found this useful
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. …
- Written by Tanner M
10 of 11 people found this useful
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. …
- Written by Miles D
This thing rocks!
I bought a new Mac and have been struggling to make the most of my old eSATA drives. Thankfully I stumbled across this hub. It see I bought a new Mac and have been struggling to make the most of my old eSATA drives. Thankfully I stumbled across this hub. It seems to expose the full speed capabilities of eSATA. There has been clearly a nice boost in the overall performance. For the value, I couldn't be happier. …
- Written by Elly C
5 of 6 people found this useful
Doesn't work for me, even with a Lacie drive
Wouldn't reliably mount any of my eSata drives (GTech G-raid, WD MyBook or, bizarrely a Lacie d2 Quadra). Tried multiple eSata le Wouldn't reliably mount any of my eSata drives (GTech G-raid, WD MyBook or, bizarrely a Lacie d2 Quadra). Tried multiple eSata leads, and every suggested troubleshooting technique. The G-Tech did mount once, but disappeared the next time I restarted. Had several other problems with this hub connected that disappeared whenever I removed it. I should have learned my lesson from previous Lacie purchases. Returning for refund. …
- Written by Colin F from ROSLIN
2 of 11 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Connect pre-thunderbolt MiniDisplay LED screen?
- Asked by Matthew H
No answers yet
I was using the Lacie Thunderbolt esata hub adapter connected via Thunderbolt to a mac mini server, I was using the Lacie Thunderbolt esata hub adapter connected via Thunderbolt to a mac mini server, and then daisy chaining off of the Lacie hub to an iMac 27" minidisplay port to get the mac mini's video. It worked great for about 2 weeks, but now it gives me nothing but problems - ARD goes out on the server, it pretty much locks up and has to be hard reset.
This configuration is supported, according to Lacie, my two eSATA devices were a Lacie 2 TB BigDisk Quadra, and a Lacie 8TB 4big Quadra, and the final link is the minidisplay port cable.
As I said, your configuration should be supported since you are using all thunderbolt cabling, but then again, my configuration is also supported, but I'm having problems. …
- Answered by Jay M from Keller
Does it work the other way around? Use it to connect Thunderbolt Drives to MacPro with eSATA add-on cards? If it does, I will purchase it now!
- Asked by Jetther B from Sunrise
No it won't work that way. It will work for connecting eSATA drives or card readers to a Thunderbolt No it won't work that way. It will work for connecting eSATA drives or card readers to a Thunderbolt Mac. …
- Answered by Erwan G
does it support port multiplier? can i use this between my eSATA storage system in the JBOD mode and my mac air ?
- Asked by Chung-han L from Anaheim
According to barefeats.com it does not support port multipliers.
- Answered by Chris H from North Las Vegas
Could I connect two external monitors to the hub from my macbook pro and create a dual monitor set up?
- Asked by Jake H from Monson