LaCie Intros 2big Thunderbolt And eSATA Hub Thunderbolt At CES
The eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series gives new life to existing eSATA drives with Thunderbolt innovation and backward compatibility. It connects to a late-model Mac via the Thunderbolt port and features two eSATA ports. This lets the user connect two eSATA external hard drives to the Hub and get full eSATA speeds on their new Mac. The Hub also features a second Thunderbolt port that lets the user connect other Thunderbolt peripherals. This means up to 12 eSATA drives (6x Dock, 2x eSATA links per Hub) can be connected via a single connection to a Mac with full eSATA 3Gb/s speeds.
The 2big Thunderbolt Series and eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series will be available in the first quarter of 2012, but no pricing information is available just yet. Better budget for a T-bolt cable, too.