DataCore

eSATA Hub Thunderbolt ($199) From LaCie

For connecting eSATA drives to the new interface

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2012.04.06
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

LaCie announced the availability of the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series, a peripheral featuring Thunderbolt technology.

lacie_esata_hub_thunderbolt

This product delivers a solution for connecting eSATA hard drives to Thunderbolt-compatible Mac computers, making them backwards compatible. The eSATA Hub also boosts transfer speeds and allows users to daisy chain with other Thunderbolt peripherals.

New Life to eSATA Drives
Consumers with new Macs who are interested in getting the best speeds with their existing multi-interface drives are no longer limited to USB or FireWire connections. In addition, businesses, photographers or other creative professionals who have upgraded their Macs to versions without ExpressCard/34 slots are now able to capitalize on their previous investment in eSATA hard drives.

Daisy Chain Capability
The eSATA Hub's dual Thunderbolt ports allow users to daisy chain other Thunderbolt peripherals. This means users can connect up to 12 eSATA drives (6 hubs x 2 eSATA drives per hub) to a Mac while maintaining eSATA 3Gb/s speeds. It also helps organize desktops by connecting both a Thunderbolt compatible display and storage device via a single cable (sold separately from Apple) to their Mac.

Availability
The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series is available through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at the suggested retail price of $199.


Read also:

LaCie Announces Latest High-Speed Storage Solutions Featuring Thunderbolt Technology

781
Fuji