Best way to plug eSATA external into a Thunderbolt port?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sean Dempsey, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    Subject says it all. Got a new iMac, 512ssd, and I want to connect a 2tb ESATA external I have.

    Searching around I see a LaCie hub, but are there other options I am not away of? Adapters or dual purpose cables? DIY?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
  3. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    Hideous though, isn't it. And probably expensive. Expensive and hideous.
  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Is it really a single ESATA external... or do you have multiple? If it is just one... I would scrap it and just move to a new external (either USB3 or TB).

    Switching to new technology comes at a cost... but maintaining legacy also has a cost.

  5. Sean Dempsey thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    It's the OWC Mercury Elite Pro, USB2/FW800/ESATA.

    It's just for timemachine/superduper (yes I do both on different partitions /wink) and then the rest is a 3rd partition for just whatever.

    I was hoping it was easy, if not, I will just wait til I get the Mac Pro and can just go full TB2 and do some RAIDs.

    It's a new era.. of cables and adapters and dongles =/

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