thunderbolt dock drive enclosure combo

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by meistervu, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    It's not for everyone, but I wouldn't mind getting a single Thunderbolt drive enclosure that also functions as a dock: GBit Ethernet, audio, USB3, TB.

    I know I can cobble one together by buying 2 things and a roll of duct tape, but I am not so keen about the duck tape look. Besides, it may interfere with port connection.

    Have you heard of such a beast?
  2. fortysomegeek macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    The new Sonnet one will have a a built i 3.5" SATA bay and is exactly what you are referring to.
  3. meistervu thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    You are right. I remembered seeing it a while back and almost forgot about it. It's almost what I am looking for. Ideally, I would replace the optical drive with another drive bay, or at least a ssd slot, or remove it altogether.

    As it is, the cheapest configuration is $400 for with a DVD±RW Drive. Considering the Kensington dock MSRP at $300, it's competitive.

    Still, it's a lot of money for the convenience of having to plug in just one cable and no duct tape.

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