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Paul Dougherty
OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
on Aug 10, 2016 at 12:56:44 pm

I was running a Avid on a G5 for legacy NTSC work and the G5 died. I was using a 5 drive raid (not striped but JBOD). As a alternative/replacement I tried a Startech USB 3 0 to eSATA Cable to connect to a fairly new MacBook (w USB3 & Thunderbolt) 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5 w OS 10.9.5). It only sees one of the 5 drives. I called the person I bought the raid from who I have a high regard for (should have done that earlier) and he seemed skeptical about USB 3 and thought using a Thunderbolt connection / adaptor to would be better. (he suggested the AKiTiO below)

It's more expensive and ties up the port I would like to use for a 2nd monitor. Is there anything I can try before I give up on the USB 3 to Sata StarTech adaptor?

Thanks,

Paul


AKiTiO Thunder SATA Go Hub SSD Reader with Tethered Thunderbolt Cable and 2x eSATA Host Ports


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Startech USB3S2ESATA 3 ft SuperSpeed USB 3 0 to eSATA Cable


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Shane Ross
Re: OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:05:38 am

You don't want the device you mentioned...wrong Atikio box. You want this one:

https://www.akitio.com/adapters/thunder-dock

Has two eSATA ports, and two THUNDERBOLT ports, so you can daisy chain it...connect it to the computer and the monitor to it.

Shane
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Paul Dougherty
Re: OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:41:35 pm

Wow Shane, this seem great, thank you!

There seems to be a Akitio Thunder2 Dock, I'm in transit and will study but it would appear the original does everything I need and would cost less, thoughts anyone?

Best,

Paul

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1111336-REG/akitio_ak_t2d_thsb3ias_ak...


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Shane Ross
Re: OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
on Aug 11, 2016 at 4:55:26 pm

Yep...that's the one you want.

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Paul Dougherty
Re: OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:35:52 pm

Strangely the Thunder SATA Go successfully mounted all five drive in the raid but the Thunder Dock only mounts the last of the 5 (just like the usb3 adaptor). I wrote AKiTiO and they said the Go uses a different chip set. I really would like to make the Thunder Dock work to drive the 2nd monitor, we'll see.

Paul


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