USB3.0 supports Port Multiplier

FireWire2

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
363
6

paulrbeers

macrumors 68040
Dec 17, 2009
3,960
120
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)....
 

FireWire2

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
363
6
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 :)
 
Last edited:

goldenrichard

macrumors newbie
Mar 21, 2013
1
0
Speed?

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).

Thanks!

--Golden

As many users out there, our company has some of the eSATA enclosures with Port Multiplier

With the new rMB it seems we have to let it collecting dust. After searching high and low. I found this.
http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Support-Multiplier-Patent-Pending/dp/B005DCCMII/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346109582&sr=1-1&keywords=u3esata

All of my eSATA boxes now works under USB3.0. No drivers or software

Hope this help some1 needs to use eSATA boxes in USB3.0
 

FireWire2

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
363
6
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).

Thanks!

--Golden
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
 
Last edited:

bxs

macrumors 6502a
Oct 20, 2007
947
383
Seattle, WA
As many users out there, our company has some of the eSATA enclosures with Port Multiplier

With the new rMB it seems we have to let it collecting dust. After searching high and low. I found this.
http://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Support-Multiplier-Patent-Pending/dp/B005DCCMII/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1346109582&sr=1-1&keywords=u3esata

All of my eSATA boxes now works under USB3.0. No drivers or software

Hope this help some1 needs to use eSATA boxes in USB3.0
I'm wondering if this USB3-to-eSATA will indeed support my MacGurus Burly Port Multiplier Enclosure - http://www.macgurus.com/store/Item/BurlyPortMultiEncl

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.
 

Noone99

macrumors newbie
Apr 8, 2014
1
0
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
 

FireWire2

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 12, 2008
363
6
DATOptic USB3.0 adapter

Noone99

Yes You can run 24/7 but you need to load this app
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/31158/keep-drive-spinning

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

bxs

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 :)