ThunderBolt Drive Adaptor SolutionsLast Updated: February 27th, 2017
These ThunderBolt convertors, adaptors and docks can help you leverage and preserve your existing investment in computer peripherals and storage hardware by bridging older interfaces to the high-speed ThunderBolt interface.
Multi-Interface ThunderBolt Adaptor
Akitio ThunderBolt Drive Dock
USB 3.0 - FireWire 800 - eSATA
For well under $200, Akitio has come up with a very versatile, multiple-interface ThunderBolt dock that supports ThunderBolt to FireWire, USB 3.0, and eSATA connections for your legacy or newest drive storage hardware -- All packed in a very stylish case that compliments your Mac setup beautifully. It's a great way to preserve your investment in legacy storage products. Both original 10Gbps and a revised 20Gbps ThunderBolt 2 hub version is available.
Seagate ThunderBolt Adaptor For Laptop DrivesSeagate's use of a UDI - Universal Drive Interface - in GoFlex and Backup Plus desktop and portable hard drives gave them an early leg up in the ThunderBolt drive market. Seagate had already been shipping backup drive docks and cables with USB2, USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, eSata and FireWire connections. They recently shipped an updated GoFlex / Backup Plus ThunderBolt adaptor for the portable drive series, now priced around $80.
Lower Price - 2.5" SATA
ThunderBolt Drive Dock
You can simply push any bare, off-the-shelf SATA hard drive or SSD onto the connector for an instant ThunderBolt stoarge solution - or pair with a matching Seagate GoFlex or Backup Plus module of your choice. It only has a SINGLE ThunderBolt port for use the END of a daisy chain, or on a dedicated ThunderBolt port.
Seagate ThunderBolt Adaptor For Desktop DrivesFor full-size 3.5" GoFlex Desk and Backup Plus drive modules, Seagate ships a larger ThunderBolt drive dock with DUAL pass-through ThunderBolt ports for use in - or at the end of a daisy-chain.
ThunderBolt Desktop Dock
GoFlex 3.5" ThunerBolt Adaptor
Both the above are avaliable as standalone adaptors - or as BUNDLES which include a drive, the ThunderBolt dock, and a 1.6m ThunderBolt cable all in one box. No need to purchase an Apple or 3rd-party ThunderBolt cable separately.
3TB ThunderBolt Drive
External Drive + Dock + Cable