USB3.0 supports Port Multiplier

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FireWire2, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. FireWire2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    So just to be clear its a USB3.0 to eSATA adapter that supports Port Multiplying....

    The title of the thread was rather confusing since all USB supported "Port Multipying" (it's called a USB hub)....
  3. FireWire2, Aug 28, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012

    FireWire2 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    A device has ONE USB to many USB then call HUB, not port multiplier :).
    That is what I understand.

    After i look at the title again! You are right...

    It should be USB3 to eSATA adapter fully support Port Multiplier Ware

    Let me see whether I can edit the title for better description :)
  4. goldenrichard macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013

    I'm also very interested in this product--have any of you done any speed tests? The USB 3 drive enclosures tend to be very flakey and I'm hoping this will let me resurrect my eSATA enclosures for use w/ my new iMac (w/ USB 3, but no eSATA, obviously).



  5. FireWire2, Mar 27, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014

    FireWire2 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    Finally I test this adapter with a SSD 120GB HDD, i can get 269MB/s of out of it
    and 3.5" 7200rpm about 82MB~110MB depend on the model
  6. bxs macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I'm wondering if this USB3-to-eSATA will indeed support my MacGurus Burly Port Multiplier Enclosure -

    FYI... and just a warning to others.
    I've contacted MacGurus about this and was told it would be problematic... "Not without errors." were the exact words from MacGurus.
  7. Noone99 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2014
    Seeing as this thread was resurrected again,
    Has anyone tried this in an environment running 24/7 or at least enough to know whether it is stable or not? Any random drops etc? Would be interested to have this attached to Mac mini server
  8. FireWire2 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
    DATOptic USB3.0 adapter


    Yes You can run 24/7 but you need to load this app

    "Because some of HDD do not respect the System Preferences settings"


    I have 3x of them.
    As long as you connect the box to the USB adapter 1st before you connect to your MAC
    Then it will work
    If you do it other way around, then no drive will show up :)

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