Sonnet USB 3.0 + eSATA
Thunderbolt Adapter


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The Sonnet USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter adds fast 6Gb/s eSATA and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity to your computer with one adapter. Featuring 10Gbps Thunderbolt technology, this compact adapter connects directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt device chain with its built-in Thunderbolt cable to enable fast data transfers between your drives and computer.

Most drives available today include USB 3.0 interfaces. Although you can connect them to the USB 2.0 ports on your computer, their performance would be reduced by as much as 85 percent. This useful adapter offers native USB 3.0 support to ensure great performance from the fast drives you connect, enabling data transfers at up to 350 MB/s. Need to connect more than one drive? It works with multi-drive enclosures with hardware raid controllers, too. This adapter also supports hubs and other USB 3.0 devices, and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. If your computer already has USB 3.0 onboard, this adapter provides another handy port.

Sonnet’s USB 3.0+eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter is well suited to handle the increased bandwidth requirements of 6Gb/s SSDs through its fast eSATA interface. Capable of transferring files at up to 375 MB/s, this Thunderbolt adapter also supports the latest multi-drive enclosures with hardware raid controllers, and older ones with port multipliers, enabling you to access up to five drives(1) through one eSATA cable. The eSATA port allows you to boot from an attached drive under OS X®, and offers support for media readers with eSATA interfaces such as the RED STATION REDMAG 1.8" and 2.5".

When used with a Mac computer, the USB 3.0+eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter requires no setup—the necessary drivers are already installed—just plug it into your computer and it works. When connected to a Windows PC, a simple driver download and installation is all that’s required to get you going.

This device is bus-powered, so there's no need to connect an AC power adapter, making it perfect for use anywhere. Wherever you use it, the Sonnet USB 3.0+eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter is a simple and cost-effective solution that enables you to simultaneously connect your USB 3.0 and eSATA peripherals without hassle.

Sonnet USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter Features:

  • Adds Two High Thru-Put Interfaces With One Adapter— Connects one 5.0 Gb/s USB 3.0 port and one eSATA port to computers with Thunderbolt ports
  • 10 Gbps Thunderbolt interface— Enables fast data transfers between drives and computer
  • Built-in Thunderbolt Cable—Flexible 5" (125 mm) Thunderbolt cable connects directly to your computer or at the end of a Thunderbolt daisy chain
  • Supports Multi-Drive Enclosures—eSATA port supports drive enclosures with port multipliers; eSATA port and USB port support drive enclosures with hardware RAID controllers
  • Broad USB 3.0 Device Support & Compatibility— Supports storage, hubs, and other USB-IF compliant USB 3.0 devices; compatible with USB 2.0 devices
  • Boot Support Over eSATA— Supports booting under OS X from drives connected via eSATA
  • Bus-powered Operation— No AC power adapter required

Sonnet USB 3.0 + eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter Specifications:

  • Hardware:
    • Warranty: 1-year
    • Form Factor: Thunderbolt adapter
    • Bus Interface: 10Gbps Thunderbolt
    • External Connectors:
      • USB 3.0
      • eSATA
    • Dimensions: 2.05" W x 3.15" D x 0.87" H (52 x 80 x 22 mm)
    • RoHS Compliant: Yes
  • USB 3.0 Support:
    • Drives Supported  One (or more with hardware raid enclosure)(1)
    • Data Transfer Rate:
      • 5Gb/s USB 3.0 data rate
      • Up to 350 MB/s achievable data bandwidth
    • Standard: USB Specification v. 3.0/2.0 compatible. Complies with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface)
    • Peripherals Supported: Supports industry standard USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1 peripherals
    • Cables Supported:
      • USB 3.0 with Standard-A male connector
      • USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector*
        *USB 3.0 devices require USB 3.0 cables to support USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) transfer speeds (up to 5 Gb/s). Use of USB 2.0 cables between USB 3.0 devices and the USB 3.0+eSATA Thunderbolt Adapter is supported, but data transfers are limited to USB 2.0 speeds (up to 480 Mb/s).
    • Chipset: ASMedia
    • Number of Devices Supported: Up to 31
    • Hot Plug: Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
  • eSATA Support:
    • Drives Supported: One (or more with hardware raid or port multiplier enclosure*
      *Support for up to four drives requires the use of drive enclosures employing a hardware RAID controller (like Sonnet's Fusion™ QR). Support for up to five drives requires the use of drive enclosures equipped with eSATA ports and port multipliers.
    • Drive Types Supported: SATA 6 Gb/s, SATA 3 Gb/s, and SATA 1.5 Gb/s
    • AHCI Support:
      • Boot Support: OS X*
        *Supports booting in MacPro 3,1 (early 2008) and newer and any Thunderbolt Mac with Thunderbolt-to-PCIe Card Expansion System.
      • Port Multiplier Aware: OS X, Windows 8,7
      • Hot Plug Drive: OS X, Windows 8,7
    • Advanced Features:
      • Supports drive hot-swapping under OS X
      • Supports ATAPI (CD/DVD/Blu-ray) drives
      • Supports port multipliers
      • Supports S.M.A.R.T. status data reporting
      • Supports Spread Spectrum Clocking for compatibility with all SATA drives and lower EMI emissions
    • Data Transfer Rate: Up to 375 MB/s achievable data bandwidth
  • Mac Compatibility:
    • Mac® with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
    • OS X® 10.8.5+
    • OS X Yosemite compatible
  • PC Compatibility:
    • PC with a Thunderbolt 2 port
    • Windows® 8, 7
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