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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Have you tried sending your wishes to the people who actually make external drive enclosures? we're just Apple users and have no more say in the matter than you do.

  • TinMass Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, OWC, MAcally etc...

  • androidmedia Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I just recieved news yesterday that G-Tech has a Thunderbolt RAID solution.

    Also, Matrox is putting Thunderbolt on their video cards.

     

    What did I tell you?!

     

    All it takes is for Apple to set the stage, and the actors will follow.

    Read any book on Apple's history...it's a pattern, "it's a formula, and it bloody works!"

    "Build it and they will come."

     

    Also, while your reading up on Apple's history, you might come to the conclusion that buying first generation ANYTHING, including upgrading to the latest OS is what the early adopters do.

    Wanna be the first kid on the block? Have fun with your block of wood!

     

    It took almost twice as long for MINIDV cameras to put Firewire on their devices.

    So far, cameras don't use Thunderbolt...but give it a year or two....

    and I stand by my original claim:

    PATIENCE PEOPLE!!! PATIENCE!!!

     

    TREATMENT

  • Dragorus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Steve Jobs RIP !

  • Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It's already November, and still no bare JBOD enclosures with Thunderbolt?

     

    Thunderbolt was announced early 2011, and here we are nearing the end of 2011 with little to nothing for enclosures save for wasteful / pre-loaded cases from Pegasus...

     

    SonnetTech is now saying early 2012 for their JBOD thunderbolt enclosures... ugh

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/thunderbolt/

     

    Tired of waiting!

  • kennethfromtoronto Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)

    LaCie Little Big Drive 1TB and 2TB models. I bought mine at Apple Store (Eaton Center, Toronto) but T'bolt cable was a little more difficult to track down: none at Apple Store, Future Shop, or Best Buy. Found one at an local Apple Reseller.

  • Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah that's great for non RAID configurations but serious speed demands serious space!

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Casemon wrote:

     

    Yeah that's great for non RAID configurations but serious speed demands serious space!

    Like this?, available from the Apple Store now?

     

    Screen Shot 2011-11-01 at 3.00.02 PM.png

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Casemon wrote:

     

    Yeah that's great for non RAID configurations but serious speed demands serious space!

    Or if you are serious about space:

     

    Screen Shot 2011-11-01 at 3.01.27 PM.png

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    TinMass wrote:

     

    Yeah,  I want a high performance single HD enclosure for the WD black to record audio from my iMac i7

     

    Like this: ?

    Screen Shot 2011-11-01 at 3.03.51 PM.png

  • sbywalt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I know (and many others do too) that simply sticking some generic 5400 rpm or even a 7200 rpm drive in a Thunderbolt enclosure would be a waste of speed.  Also, I know that if that is one's situation, one would be better off with a Firewire 800 enclosure.  However, how about those of us with a few spare 7,200 rpm or 10,000 rpm drives lying around, or maybe even a couple of SSD's?

     

    We want to take advantage of a fast RAID level 0 enclosure to create a fast external drive.  Many of us who had been users of Mac G5's were finally forced, by the speed of iMacs and the high cost of Mac Pros, to switch to iMacs.  Because of the closed nature of iMacs, we now need to find a use for all of our spare drives (the ones that used to be connected to our G5's via 4-port SATA cards).

     

    If one is seeking to connect a couple of SSD's to one's iMac via a RAID Level 0 enclosure, or via a four-drive RAID level 0 enclosure with four 7200 rpm or four 10,000 rpm drives, does that not translate into a good use of an iMac's Thunderbolt port?  It sure would be nice to have some Thunderbolt enclosures appear that were not previously populated by someone else's over-priced hard drives, with no option for the iMac user to insert the drives of their choice.

     

    So, to repeat the question posed by the OP, which has not yet been satisfactorily answered, where are the Thunderbolt enclosures?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    sbywalt wrote:

     

    Yes, I know (and many others do too) that simply sticking some generic 5400 rpm or even a 7200 rpm drive in a Thunderbolt enclosure would be a waste of speed.  Also, I know that if that is one's situation, one would be better off with a Firewire 800 enclosure.  However, how about those of us with a few spare 7,200 rpm or 10,000 rpm drives lying around, or maybe even a couple of SSD's?

     

    We want to take advantage of a fast RAID level 0 enclosure to create a fast external drive.  Many of us who had been users of Mac G5's were finally forced, by the speed of iMacs and the high cost of Mac Pros, to switch to iMacs.  Because of the closed nature of iMacs, we now need to find a use for all of our spare drives (the ones that used to be connected to our G5's via 4-port SATA cards).

     

    If one is seeking to connect a couple of SSD's to one's iMac via a RAID Level 0 enclosure, or via a four-drive RAID level 0 enclosure with four 7200 rpm or four 10,000 rpm drives, does that not translate into a good use of an iMac's Thunderbolt port?  It sure would be nice to have some Thunderbolt enclosures appear that were not previously populated by someone else's over-priced hard drives, with no option for the iMac user to insert the drives of their choice.

     

    So, to repeat the question posed by the OP, which has not yet been satisfactorily answered, where are the Thunderbolt enclosures?

    Oh you mean this:

    Screen Shot 2011-11-03 at 3.36.59 PM.png

    Or this:

    Screen Shot 2011-11-03 at 3.37.12 PM.png

  • Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    You really don't need to post the same thing over and over; we're all well aware of the Pegasus drives and the Sonnet drives...

     

    What you are missing is that wer're asking about enclosures without someone else's overpriced drives included!

     

    Re read the posts if you have to...

  • Casemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    See my reply to this same information posted above... :)

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    There are none yet, and manufacturers other than Apple will make them, post there.

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