What Speeds on Seagate Thunderbolt GoFlex Desk Adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by md63, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. md63 macrumors 6502

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    For those of you with the GoFlex Thunderbolt Desk adapter what transfer speeds have you experienced with different drives? I purchased the*adapter and 3TB combo and have been getting 170MB/s write and 180MB/s reads. I installed an OCZ Agility 3 128MB SSD and was seeing approximately the same transfer speeds which surprised me and I was wondering if the adapter was limiting the SSD. I also have the Lacie Esata Thunderbolt hub with an Esata raid 5 enclosure and was seeing 180MB/S writes and 210 MB/S reads.

    I know the OCZ drive isn't the best but I thought it would out perform the stock Seagate drive. Any explanations? Thanks
     
  2. Nemic macrumors member

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    Hi, I have the same device - I think.

    With a Seagate drive 3TB - the one designed for the GoFlex desk - I am getting
    121 MB/s read and
    120 MB/s write. I actually think this is pretty fast.

    This was tested using Blackmagic Disk Speed test.

    I also have the GoFlex portable thunderbolt adapter, and have used a Crucial M4 256 GB SSD with this. The speeds are:

    Read 259 MB/s and
    Write 380 MB/s.

    Using the portable 1TB drive that is designed for the portable adapter, the speeds are:

    Read 85 MB/s and
    Write 85 MB/s

    I have not yet tried using the SSD on the Desktop Thunderbolt adapter.
     
  3. Jerezanito macrumors newbie

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    about the adapter , in the new box with the adapter have a usb flash stick with some drivers for the mac, I have an imac 21.5" late 2011 with thunderbolt in and I have a 3TB goflex HD with and I planning buy the thunderbolt adapter but I saw some reviews about the adapter and they said 2tb or lees is fine for the adapter but if use more that 2tb like mine 3 tb not work or you need the flash stick with the drivesr for work with more that 2 tb I hope you help me with this thank you...
     
  4. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Fast enough. I have a crucial M4 plugged into one, runs at native speeds for me.
     
  5. Nemic macrumors member

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    I do seem to remember the USB flash drive in the packaging.

    However I did not need to use the Flash drive to get my 3TB drive to work. I was running OSX Lion at the time, and it recognised the drive as having 3TB as soon as I plugged it in. This is on a mid 2011 MacBook Air.
     

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