Kool Tools: Akitio Thunder Dock
Akitio's Thunder Dock (US$269) dock provides users access to data on both legacy and future storage drives by providing multiple host ports for USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. With it you can pretty much keep your entire desktop or laptop set-up connected with this single device.
The Thunder Dock is equipped with two Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining additional Thunderbolt devices and storage. By connecting one Thunderbolt cable from the dock to a computer, you get instant access to all of the additional storage drives that are hooked up to the dock. Features include:
° Two Thunderbolt ports for speeds up to 10Gb/s;
° The ability to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt devices;
° Two eSATA host ports (up to 6Gb/s);
° One 7 watt bus-powered FireWire 800 host port;
° Two bus-powered USB 3.0 host ports (supports UASP).
The Thunderbolt Dock is compatible with Thunderbolt 2. It comes in a durable aluminum casing. Go to Akitio.com for more info.