LaCie eSATA Hub

Thunderbolt™ Series

Give Your Storage a Thunderbolt Upgrade.

  • Connect eSATA drives to your new Mac®
  • Get full speeds from eSATA drives
  • Daisy chain Thunderbolt devices
Design by Neil Poulton

Certified compatible with Mac and PC

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Available at LaCie resellers only

3-Year Limited Warranty Included

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  • Connect eSATA Drives to New Macs

    Connect eSATA drives to your Thunderbolt-compatible Mac.
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  • Unleashing Full eSATA Speeds

    Clear the ExpressCard/34 bottleneck and get full eSATA speeds.
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  • Bring New Value to Your Storage

    You already own eSATA drives. Give them a Thunderbolt upgrade.
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  • Daisy Chain for Convenience

    Two eSATA drives and a display or Thunderbolt storage on your Mac.
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Connect eSATA Drives to New Macs

Better speeds, better value. With the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series, now you can connect eSATA drives to your Thunderbolt-compatible Mac. Connect up to two drives to the Hub, which connects to the Thunderbolt port on your new Mac.
The eSATA Hub is the perfect solution for companies that use eSATA drives, but have upgraded their Macs to versions without ExpressCard/34 slots. It also offers a great way for photographers or other creatives to boost eSATA drive performance.

Unleashing Full
eSATA Speeds

The ExpressCard/34 maximum bus speed is 2.5Gb/s, which limits eSATA 3Gb/s transfer speeds. The eSATA Hub clears this bottleneck, since Thunderbolt's 10Gb/s provides more than enough speed to accommodate 3Gb/s. Achieve the full speed potential of your eSATA drives.

Bring New Value to Your Storage

You already own eSATA drives, but can't connect them to your new Mac. The eSATA Hub modernizes your drives and puts them back to work. You don't have to buy new drives and scrap the old ones. eSATA and Thunderbolt connections are even software RAID compatible. Upgrade your storage with Thunderbolt technology.

Daisy Chain for Convenience

Thunderbolt technology supports daisy chaining, so you can connect a display or other Thunderbolt device to the eSATA Hub. This means you can connect, for example, your high-end LaCie 324i display and your eSATA Hub to your Mac via a single Thunderbolt cable. Thunderbolt technology also supports two channels – one dedicated for data, and the other for video – each with 10Gb/s of bandwidth. This means you can push and pull audio/video data without reducing bandwidth. Maximum convenience, minimum desktop clutter.

Item Number : 
Capacity : 
0 TB (diskless)
Interface :  Dual 10Gb/s Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
Dual eSATA 3GB/s ports
Protocols :  Data: PCI Express
Video: Dual-Mode DisplayPort
Daisy Chain :  Thunderbolt: Up to six Thunderbolt technology compatible devices including LaCie Thunderbolt series products, and other Thunderbolt technology-compatible devices
eSATA: Up to two eSATA drives per hub
Cables Technology :  Thunderbolt cables (not included)
RAID Modes :  Software RAID compatible using 2x eSATA drives
Interface Transfer Rate
(max. bus speed) : 
Thunderbolt: Up to 10Gb/s
eSATA: Up to 3Gb/s
Cooling :  Aluminum enclosure with heat sink design for 60% better cooling
Security :  Kensington chain lock compatible
Size :  1.6 x 5.5 x 3.3 in. / 40 x 140 x 85 mm
Weight :  505 g / 1.11 lbs.
System Requirements :  "• Computer with a Thunderbolt port
• Latest version of Windows® 7, Windows 8 (click here for Windows drivers information) / Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or greater
• Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
• eSATA hard drive(s)"
Power Supply :  100-240Vca; 50/60Hz
Box Content :  LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series
Drive stand for upright use
External power supply
Quick Install Guide
Comments :  * eSATA device performance when connected to a Thunderbolt-compatible computer via the eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series may vary from one computer to another and from one eSATA storage device to another. It may also differ from the performance achieved when connecting the same eSATA storage device directly to an eSATA-compatible computer. LaCie will not be held responsible for low performance achieved by products not contained in the above list.

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.