The Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter,compatible on Macs running OSX 10.6.8 or higher, is planned torapidly transform a Seagate GoFlex portable hard drive into ahigh-speed file-transferring powerhouse, on reassign rates up to 20times faster as compared to USB 2.0. Furthermore, the uniquetechnology of Thunderbolt lets your portable GoFlex drive, whenattached to the adapter, to function like part of a daisy chain ofThunderbolt devices.
Planned particularly for GoFlexportable hard drives, the Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter seemsvery much as a GoFlex drive that has been correctly halved. A flat,matte black plastic cradle supports the removable hard drive,although the lower end of the adapter has a docking connectorparticularly planned to link to a GoFlex drive.
When Intel unveiled its high-speedconnection technology in early 2011, we surprised if Thunderboltheralded the demise of USB 3.0. Like advertised, the GoFlexThunderbolt Adapter importantly improves the transfer speeds ofGoFlex drives while we did not watch an improvement of 20 timesmagnitude, like Seagate claims.
Applying a 500GB Seagate FreeAgentGoFlex drive on its USB attachment, we first attempted reading andwriting files from the drive onto our MacBook Air. It brought theFreeAgent GoFlex 2 minutes and 35 seconds to read 5GB ofmiscellaneous files, a rate of 36.1 MBps.
It brought the drive only 1 minute and11 seconds to read 5GB of files, a bitter fast rate of 78.9 MBps.Copying files to the drive was identically fast - we clocked a writespeed of just 1 minute and 18 seconds, or 71.8 MBps. These times area bit slower as compared to the LaCie Little Big Disk, but to bepretty, that drive has dual SSDs.