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LaCie turns Thunderbolt budget-friendly with eSATA hub

The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series allows for connecting eSATA external hard drives with a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac.


LAS VEGAS–If you have a Thunderbolt-enabled computer but just can’t afford Thunderbolt storage, LaCie has something that will ease the pain.

The company showed off at the start of CES the first Thunderbolt hub that also supports an eSATA connection, called the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series.

The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series is about the size of a portable drive and comes with two eSATA ports and two Thunderbolt ports.


This is a device about the size of a portable external drive that comes with two Thunderbolt ports and two eSATA ports. Users can connect up to two eSATA drives to the hub and it will instantly make them work with a host computer via one Thunderbolt port. With the other port, you can daisy chain other Thunderbolt devices, including other hubs in case you have many eSATA drives.

This is actually a great solution, as eSATA has the top speed of 6Gbps, which is the same as that of an internal hard drive and the best you can get out of e… [Read more]

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