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Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter

B&H # SESTAE122 Mfr # STAE122
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Product Highlights
  • 10Gbps Transfer Rate
  • 20x Faster Than USB 2.0
  • 12x Faster than FireWire 800
  • Works With Any Desktop GoFlex Drive
  • Powered via Thunderbolt Cable

Use the GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter from Seagate with your GoFlex Desk drive for extremely fast transfers of large files, and daisy-chaining for less clutter around your computer. Connect your drive and Thunderbolt cable to the adapter for interface speeds of up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 technology. The dual ports allow you to link up to six devices in a daisy-chain to reduce the number of cables and amount of clutter on your desk.

Powered through the Thunderbolt cable, this adapter allows for transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps
Maximum Transfer Rate 10Gbps
Daisy Chain Yes, up to 6 devices
Power Supply Thunderbolt bus via Thunderbolt cable
Compatibility GoFlex Desk drives
Dimensions 6.6 x 4.8 W x 2.4" (17 x 12.1 x 61 cm)
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)

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SeagateGoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Large capacity / good size (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • File transfer (4)
    • Video (4)
    • Photo storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6), Business (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (10)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    Thunderbolt solution

    By Earth Ranger

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Must Purchase Cable

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Photo Storage
    • Video

    Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

    I am using this with 2 Seagate 3 GB drives. One is a GoFlex and the other the newer MyBackup. The adapter works with both. I reformatted the MyBackup drive to a Mac OS format. The speed is noticeably faster than USB, FW400 or FW800. I would rate it 5 stars if it came with a Thunderbolt cable and was priced more reasonably.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Update a Good 3TB disk to Top-rank Speed

    By The Toolsmith

    from Rochester, MN

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • High Capacity

    Cons

    • Should Include Tbolt Cabl

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup

    Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

    Upgrading from a good Dell system to a MacBookPro (Retina) with two Thunderbolt ports. Bought this speed up an existing GoFlex Desk 3TB drive from USB 3.0 to Thunderbolt Adaptors.

    Installed in minutes. Speed is truly impressive.

    Runs in daisy-chain with companion 3TB GoFlex disk purchased with adapter, and a T'bolt adapter for 2.5" GoFlex FreAgent 500GB drive for traveling.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    4.0

    Fantastic product - very easy to use

    By Nathan

    from New Zealand

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

      Simple and easy to use. Way better than USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 to backup or transfer files. Plugged in my SATA HDD and started backing up my entire Mac HDD and it only took about 15 mins compared to previously having to wait for up to 5-6 hrs.

      Thunderbolt is great!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Exactly what I needed , Fast Thunderbolt

      By Sly

      from Canada

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

        I do's exactly what it's supposed to, convert Any GoFlex Disk In a fast thunderbolt disk. Seagate very pro in packing a USB flash with the latest driver for 3 To Drives (The one I own). Very pleased.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Bare bones meets affordable speed

        By MacFan

        from Central NY

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • No Power Switch
        • Vulnerable Connection

        Best Uses

        • File Transfer

        Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

        If you are looking for a swappable alternative to the limited amount of thunderbolt products available, this device fits. There isn't a on/off button and a drive will sit leaning in the holder, but the speed at which this device allows transfers is simply awesome.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Fast and furious data movement

        By Surf Idol

        from Ft. Myers, FL

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

              The Go Flex Thunderbolt Adapter is the quickest way to move data to your Seagate desk drive. Just detach the bottom of your drive and put it on the adapter. It is easy and mega fast. A great tool for the large backup needs! A thunderbolt cable will be needed. I highly recommend this product. B & H has the best price on it with speedy shipping. Thank you!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Works, fast

              By fishtop_records

              from outside Washington DC

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • High Capacity
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

                  Works great. result is a really fast disk

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Works great, but a little pricey.

                  By Larryw

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage

                    Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

                    I bought this to speed up video editing on my Imac (extra hard drive space). Works very well. Wonder why they don't include the thunderbolt cable with the unit?

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    Nice (but expensive) adapter

                    By kreees

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

                    I use this product to adapt the GoFlex Desk Drive with Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 that I bought. It is easy to attach and runs beautifully. I edit high def video.

                    However, I found the price a little off-putting, since the adapter costs almost as much as the drive, itself.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Smoking Fast!!!

                    By Netkroozer

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Seagate GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter:

                        Works as described. Highly recommend.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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