Esata to sata to Thunderbolt, think it will work?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mmomega, May 13, 2012.

  1. mmomega macrumors demi-god

    mmomega

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    While checking out the GoFlex adaptor I had a thought.

    I have a DroboS with an eSata port.
    There are eSata to Sata connectors on the market.
    The goFlex has a Sata connector.

    Is it possible that a new iMac with thunderbolt will read the drives?

    Has anyone tried anything like this yet?

    It's just $100 less than the Lacie hub and I already have thunderbolt cables so not worried about that part.
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Interesting theory. You should try it and tell us if it works. :)
     
  3. mmomega thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thinking about it, I may order the adaptor today.

    I was just wondering if anyone else on the forums had tried this yet.

    It would be limited to the 3Gb/s, or at least that is what Lacie's eSata Hub is listed at but it would still be much faster than SUB2 or FW800.

    I don't care about maxing out Thunderbolt, I just want something much quicker than USB2 or FW800 without buying a brand new 2012 iMac this year.

    This will be much cheaper and should still give me 200+MB/s.

    Hell, anything over 100MB/s would be welcome.
     
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