• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This does not work for Mavericks

    • Written by from Hamilton

    This used to work for me in Mountain Lion. It does not work with Mavericks.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Boost in Speed

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    To say we've got a lot of data to work with is an understatement, but daisy-chaining a bunch of drives though a couple of these and the jump in transfers makes my life a lot easier. I've been using this for over six months now, and so far it has been working flawlessly.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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    I look after our company's computers and these are a super simple way to incrementally upgrade your existing hardware to the Macs. Recently bought a bunch for the first group that got new Macs and will be ordering more soon as we upgrade the rest of the office.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good eSATA Hub

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    This is a great product. I bought it to use for editing in FCP on my iMac and with my two RAID arrays. It's been working like a charm. The speeds are great. For me it was worth every penny.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes my Apple Display flicker I have to pull cable

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Other than you will not be able to put up with the continuously but random flicker from the Apply monitor it works great.

    What I mean but flicker is like if you are pulling the thunderbolt cable on and off very quickly. The LaCie hub has two G-Tech 1TB drives cabled via eStata cables.

    The LaCie Hub is plugged into a brand new mac mini:
    2.6GHz Intel Core i7; 16 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3; 256 GB SSD

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Austin

    What can I say, it does exactly what Lacie says it will. I connected two esata hard drives to the Lacie hub and then from the hub to my MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt and it worked great. Plug and play, NO drivers required and very fast speeds. I was also able to daisy chain two of these devices together, since they have two thunderbolt ports, and connect three esata devices. I had two drives and a card reader, worked great.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt Hub

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    I use this hub together with a couple of eSata drives. It's truly plug-and-play, and I've had no problems with it in more than three months now. The speeds increased several times. The hub does exactly what it says on the tin. All in all good value and simply a good product!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

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    Bought this to use with my MacBook Pro. It works great. Easy to setup. Good speeds. I use it with RAID drives via eSATA interface to store media archives. It's a great way to make the most of the Thunderbolt connection. So far I'm very pleased!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

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    Picked up one of these after upgrading my MacBook Pro. I was curious to see how it would work and whether there would be a significant increase in speed. After a couple of months of everyday use, I haven't had one problem with the hub. It does exactly what it says on the tin - fast, reliable and I can keep using my existing eSata drives.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was hoping for

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    I work as a video editor and this hub is very helpful in my work. I can hook up several eSATA drives, and swap project files in no time. The transfer speeds are very good. I'd recommend this product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series

    • Written by from Foster

    Unless things improve it's going back. Sata hard drive keeps locking up.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Product

    • Written by from rochester

    It is working with a port multiplier device for me, I can see and use both drives.
    I have the Thermaltake BlacX dual HD enclosure.

    The LaCie hub is sturdy and nice looking, cast out of aluminum.

    SATA version 2 only, so limited bandwidth for SSDs. A bit expensive.

    Installs very easy, and seems stable. Haven't been able to set up a drive as a boot device, but maybe I have to try harder. It's not a deal breaker for me. "It just works."

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Friendly

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I love how easy this was to set up. Just plug it in. It turns itself on and off, you just handle your drives and ignore it! Working with one raid drive and one non-raid at the same time through the hub is going really well thus far. It's already noticably faster then running through an express card like i used to.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality great, minor issues

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    I have no issues with this on my iMac, let's me attach and run all my eSATA HD enclosures. (not all eSATA chipsets run same speed, so don't blame this unit if not full speed, likely your enclosure)

    My only minor issue is the design choice of the large light on the front.
    Looks cool in the day, but for machines that run 24/7 in a bedroom (providing home sharing of media to entire house), it's not welcome.

    A small pin hole activity indicator is more than enough. Not really sure why one is needed at all anyways since the HDs will have one (which are generally also too bright)

    A bit pricey, $99-$149 might be closer fit IMHO.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly

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    This hub works great! I've connected my two eSATA drives to it. The speed has improved significantly. Now I can relax and just work on my projects, without waiting for the "hang time". It's a powerful tool.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    ever so slightly unstable in my use and experience

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    I had to return mine. Let me qualify this by adding I own and love my two LaCie Big 2 Thunderbolt RAID devices. What I wanted to do was augment this storage with externally connected SSDs via this adapter.

    I had many little, quirky issues with this device. It may be the use of SSDs in small e-SATA enclosures, but whatever it was, I experienced multiple program crashes, multiple hangs and overall it just felt marginal.

    IF I had a substantial amount of money tied up in SATA devices or storage I would likely work longer and harder to stabilize the use of this device.

    My biggest desire was to use my NEXTODI external CF card reader, which has USB and eSATA connections. It is great to clean off CF cards in the field shooting. This device is standard issue for press photographers. I liked the notion of draining it using eSATA. Unfortunately, this card reader/SSD did not play well with the eSATA adapter. It hung, it hung the bus and it needed the eSATA connection jiggled too often. There are a finite number of connection/disconnections of the eSATA connector before it is out of spec, as I found out. You can find the spec online, it is an eye opener.

    eSATA is borderline for use externally if only because of the poor physical layer connection. I don't blame LaCie or Apple, I blame whomever designed eSATA.

    So, not a good fit for me. Perhaps if things are more or less permanently jacked into this device and left on it would behave better. For frequent disconnecting it doesn't work reliably.

    This is all simply my experience.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

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    I'll admit, I had doubts before buying this unit but my initial concerns have long gone. The hub works seamlessly with my new iMac, I'm now able to quickly and painlessly use my existing eSATA drives to store, view and backup my data. The boost in performance is pretty impressive. Great product, overall.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, I'll be darned...

    • Written by from Port Moody

    As observed by a previous review, port mult DOES work....at least with my Thermaltake BlacX eSata dual hard drive hub. Just backed up a 15gig folder from a 7200rpm drive in another esata enclosure to one of two WD Green 3tb drives in the Thermaltake in under 2 minutes. My third monitor is daisy chained. Everything PERFECT out of the box. I'm a happy camper... Lose a star though...why can't the hub be powered from the Thunderbolt bus?

    My rig: 2011 iMac 3.4ghz 27", 32 gig RAM, Focusrite Saffire 56 audio interface (FW400)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Device!

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    I didn't think I could setup a software RAID for multiple drives on my Mac but it turns out that with this Hub it's possible. The backups are very speedy with this setup compared to my old system. I can finally rest easy about my data!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

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    I'm very glad I got this hub. Plenty of times I found myself in need of transferring files from my eSata drives to my iMac, and this hub took care of that remarkably well. Way faster than USB. Awesome!

    4 of 5 people found this useful