thunderbolt HDDs with other interfaces

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  1. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    Why is that that there does not seem to be an external RAID enclosure that has Thunderbolt AND other interfaces like Firewire, USB, eSATA.
    All the RAID enclosure I find, Pegasus, WD etc only have 2 thunderbolt ports.

    Whats the restriction here, there must be a logical explanation to why they dont put several interfaces.

    cheers everybody
     
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  3. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and so does the drobo 5D. Thanks for posting that :)

    Do you know if I could have the device attached to one computer with TB and to another with USB at the same time and read / write from both (not necessarily at the same time)
     
  4. FireWire2 macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt AND Firewire, USB, eSATA.

    Heheheh! Yes there are - "Google" my friend
    Thunderbolt | eSATA | USB3.0 RAID/JBoD 5 bay driverless

    Thunderbolt | eSATA | USB3.0 | FireWire RAID/JBoD 5 bay driverless

    DATOptic event offers option of Dual Thunderbolt for daisy chain
     
  5. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    interesting :)

    Oh I googled a lot. But I was looking for resellers in germany. And none of them here have the DAToptic systems.
    It is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Like my last post asked, can it can be connected to 2 computers at the same time each with a separate interface?
     
  6. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    In my research none of these types of enclosures can be connected to two computers. You can however share the drive on the network, GIG-E is plenty fast for most applications.
     
  7. The-Pro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats a real pitty. I would need to write to it from both computers. Guess i would have to figure something else out
     

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