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Franklin Peterson
OWC USB 3.0 to Esata Adapter with RAID drives
on May 30, 2013 at 7:53:53 pm

Hey all,

I'm about to start an edit and am working with a newer iMac that doesn't have esata or firewire 800 connections and I need to work with several RAID drives that don't have thunderbolt support.

I saw this adapter for usb 3.0 to eSata and wondered if anyone has worked with it or had any issues.
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/ADESATAUSB3/

It almost seems too good to be true, but any advice would be appreciated as this needs to be super stable.

-Franklin


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Alex Gerulaitis
Re: OWC USB 3.0 to Esata Adapter with RAID drives
on May 30, 2013 at 11:14:11 pm

It should theoretically work.

One issue to watch out for, is that some eSATA RAID boxes require port-replicated (aka port-multiplier) eSATA. If yours does, you'd want to ensure that device supports it.


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Rainer Wirth
Re: OWC USB 3.0 to Esata Adapter with RAID drives
on May 31, 2013 at 11:37:11 am

If you edit this way I wonder, whether you have got enough speed?
One interesting solution is Sonnet echo, which gives you the choice of up to two PCIx Slots to thunderbolt. For Example one slot for a breakout video/audio signal and one for a esata or FC connection. The speed should be greater than with USB 3.

cheers

Rainer

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