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Portable Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter #

Kanex delivered on their promise to ship a Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 / eSATA adapter by late June. I received one the other day and ran some benchmarks on a Late 2011 MacBook Pro (2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 Thunderbolt port) running OS X 10.9.4:

USB 3.0 Hard Drive
Interface Read Write
Onboard USB 2.0 port 33 MB/s 26 MB/s
Thunderbolt-USB 3.0 adapter 101 MB/s 100 MB/s

USB 3.0 Solid State Drive
Interface Read Write
Onboard USB 2.0 port 35 MB/s 29 MB/s
Thunderbolt-USB 3.0 adapter 238 MB/s 225 MB/s

Notes:

/mac | Jul 05, 2014


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