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Brian McLaren
Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 and eSata With Highpoint Rocketstor
on Oct 25, 2014 at 2:04:24 am

I got a very good discount on a Rocketstor 6328L by Highpoint. I plan to use it to connect my Mac Pro (2014) to an eSata Granite Digital 8-bay external enclosure. It's for editing HD and 4K video as well, so I certainly need the speed.

What I didn't catch when I bought the Rocketstor is that it is only Thunderbolt, not Thunderbolt 2. Since Thunderbolt is faster than eSata anyway, does it make a difference whether I have Thunderbolt (1) instead of Thunderbolt 2?


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Tyler Chittick
Re: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 and eSata With Highpoint Rocketstor
on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30:21 pm

If all you're using is the one eSATA enclosure, your bottleneck will be eSATA, which, as you said, is slower than Thunderbolt anyways. It shouldn't make too much of a difference, if any.

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Brian McLaren
Re: Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 and eSata With Highpoint Rocketstor
on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:29:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback.


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