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  • Fri, Jan 16 2015 11:53 PM

    Drive with eSata AND Thunderbolt?

    I need to add one more fast editing drive to my 2011 Avid macPro computer.  Currently, I attach editing drives via eSata, but will probably upgrade the computer in less than a year.  Thus, I would like to buy a large editing drive that is both eSata and Thunderbolt capable.  Currently all my external drives are Gtech, which have been great....

    Any Suggestions?

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  • Sat, Jan 17 2015 9:11 AM In reply to

    • flashavid
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    Re: Drive with eSata AND Thunderbolt?

    I've been researching drives recently, I'm looking for USB3 as no thunderbolt with 2010 Mac Pro.

    I can't say I've seen e-sata + thunderbolt , it's either e-sata + USB3 + FW or just Thunderbolt.

    I'm in UK though, and the choice is limited, in USA seems they have more available items.

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    Re: Drive with eSata AND Thunderbolt?

    This is the closest thing you'll find:

    They use to sell these, but they're no longer available:

    The Thunderbolt-to-eSATA hub was a little hooky. Between that and Thunderbolt's gaining momentum, I understand why they don't sell it anymore.

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  • Wed, Mar 11 2015 7:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Drive with eSata AND Thunderbolt?

    Thanks, guys.

    I have been told from another source that I should not try to add Thunderbolt ports to this 2011 Mac.  I am adding another card that has 2 eSata ports and 2 USB3 ports on it.

  • Fri, Mar 13 2015 8:54 PM In reply to

    • hbrock
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    Re: Drive with eSata AND Thunderbolt?

    You can't add Thunderbolt ports to an old Mac.  It has to be built into the motherboard.

    I've got a LaCie eSATA to Thunderbolt device that works flawlessly.

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