Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:15 PM (in response to Ashley Cooper1)
Sonnet has a long history with Macs, so if I were to get an adapter it would be with them.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to a brody)
Thanks for that. I've looked at them and their eSATA options are popular, but can get pricey. Unfortunately, their USB 3.0 expresscard adaptor has gotten terrible reviews.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 11:07 AM (in response to Ashley Cooper1)
What do you want from a USB 3 adapter that the reviews say is not possible? Have you contacted them to determine if they are aware of their reviews?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to a brody)
My concerns about the USB 3.0 reviews are over the reliability and also I've read about UAS or UASP support being needed or things will run at USB 2.0 speeds. This is confusing to me as I know some eSATA cards, like the FirmTek SeriTek/6G, run much slower on pre-2011 MacBook Pro models. So, I'm trying to find out what is reliable and where the bottlenecks exist. This is easy to make a mistake on, as I've learned from listening to expects at very respected stores.Seems even tech guys who really kow their stuff have a hard time keeping up with all the elements and who they play with each other. I've ought stuff under their recommendations that did not perform as they said, and later found out there was something they missed that necessitated this result.
I've sent an email to Oyen Digital and I am going to try to contact some of the others. That said, I put more stock in what professionals find, which is why I'm asking the folks here.