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  • 15. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    laguna_b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi James,

     

    If it were me, I would go to your local Apple store that stocks these and buy a new one returning the old one later. Not every Apple store has them though. Of course if you bought yours from Apple then they will swap you for a good one.

     

    Given my experience, I am not sure they are quite ready for sale yet until they work oout some problems like mine and yours.

     

    Barry

  • 16. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    heikkipekka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having problems too with eSATA Hub. I have a two drive RAID0 set with my two LaCie d2 Quadras that I've previously used via FireWire800 to my 2011 MacBook Pro. Other one is older with eSATA 1.5Gbps and the newer v2.1 one is eSATA 3Gbps. They don't mount together to make a usable RAID0 drive with eSATA but they still mount fine with FW800.

     

    So far tried two days to get them to work and I'm not sure what I'm missing. Tried suggestions mentioned in this tread to fix permissions, reset PRAM and SMC and chaning ports for eSATA and Thunderbolt cables but no luck.

  • 17. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    heikkipekka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This morning both of my d2 Quadras mount correctly and my RAID0 set appears again. Last night I left those drives connected via FireWire800 (since couldn't get eSATA to work) and this morning just disconnected FW and inserted eSATA cables in.

     

    I'm left troubled with eSATA Hub since I don't know what was wrong and what made it to work suddenly.

  • 18. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    Peter van Maale Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had no problem with the esata showing up under OS X, but when I reboot to windows 7 I have to plug in the FW800 as the esata devices under windows don't show up.

    But! If I leave the FW800 cable in on rebooting to OS X, OS X chooses the FW800 connection over the esata!

    Apart from that runs great.

    I will post if I find a solution to the esata under bootcamp issue I'm having

     

    cheers Peter

  • 19. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    Colao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If I have an eSATA drive connected to this HUB that also has FW800 ports, will OSX detect additional FW800 drives connected to that drive? I was thinking about picking this up as a temporary solution for the lack of Thunderbolt to FW800 cables.

     

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  • 20. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    Tzu Lin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, you need to connect a FW800 device directly to your Mac. It won't work daisy chain through another eSATA device. You can daisy chain another Thunderbolt device though.

  • 21. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    Colao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Tzu Lin.

    I guess the other alternative is the Sonnet ECHO34 with a FW800 express card?

    I would go the Seagate Thunder bolt adapter with a Seagate Drive but there have been many complaints about it being very unreliable and can freeze up the OS.

  • 22. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    amtpict Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Been having the same issue as you with the Lacie eSata-Thunderbolt hub and external RAID enclousures.

    Plugged in, and never showed up. 

    Did the reset to PRAM and it helped one to show up, but not the other, and they are the same as one another, (Newer Technology Maximus Raid)

    I only have one port via MPB, so not sure how you hard re-set your thunderbolt port?

    Are your drives and all still working ok? 

    Anyone else with ideas?

    Thanks!

  • 23. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    James Bertino Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Tho item in discussion here uses ESATA drives plugged into it and sends data to the iMac via Thunderbolt.

  • 24. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    James Bertino Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    The hub has been working like a champ since I got it back up. Not as fast as a regular Thunderbolt drive though.

  • 25. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    screwwwwme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    your device meaning fw800 will not work in bootcamp because windows does not support fw800 (at least I'm pretty sure they don't) I had a similar issue today creating an ntfs formated drive I had fw800 in mac to format once it was windows drive i had to use usb....

  • 26. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    James Bertino Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi, my research into the Seagate adaptor was not

    Motivating. But their new Thunderbolt drives are very fast.

  • 27. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    billames Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am an IT Specialist at a major university, so troubleshooting is what I do for a living. Having said that, I'm under the impression that there's just something buggy about the firmware in the LaCie thunderbolt eSATA hub. I've tried everything else, resetting SMC, PRAM (not that I should have to!), clean install, repair permissions, etc., etc.The device disconnects drives at will, and it doesn't do a very nice job with video pass through, either.

     

    I have a LaCie eSATA drive connected to it, and whenever my iMac sleeps, it disconnects the drive. Very annoying when you're in the middle of a 2TB Aperture Vault backup that gets corrupted, so now I don't trust the backup and need to start all over again.

     

    Video pass through doesn't seem any better. I like to watch content on my Samsung HDTV through my Sony receiver, but the sound is highly intermittant, and the display wonks out so bad that I have to reset the PRAM/SMC to get it to recognize again.vertised.

     

    Try harder, LaCie. In the mean time, I've paid ~$180 for something that doesn't work as advertised, and they won't even admit there's a problem. I expect better.

  • 28. Re: Help with LaCie eSata Thunderbolt Hub
    Photobitstream Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have to agree with billames here. I received my LaCie eSATA Thunderbolt Hub yesterday, and it worked fine for the six hours I used it. Transfer speeds from my OWC RAID 0 4TB drive averaged more than 200 MB/s. I shut down my computer for the night, and when I restarted this morning the hub would not recognize my OWC RAID drive. Fortunately it still worked with my Sandisk SSD in an OWC mini enclosure, but it will not communicate with any of my spinning platter external hard drives, one of which is in an enclosure identical to the one which hosts my Sandisk SSD.

     

    I'm going to return this unit, but I'll be out shipping both ways and will get only store credit because I opened the box.

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