You can do 10W over Thunderbolt - is that not enough for a RedStation?
We will enter the game when the time is right... But that time is not right now for portable devices.
I hope what I say makes sense since I've never been very knowledgeable in computer technology, but if the thunderbolt port doesn't provide enough power to make the disk work, couldn't it work like the current red station by connecting to the USB port for power? Wouldn't this work?
SATA was never meant to be external or hot pluggable. I hate eSATA. I'm glad USB3 and Thunderbolt are here to kill it. Let's keep SATA cables inside out machines where they belong. I feel like I have to cross my fingers anytime I use something that is eSATA.
It may be fast (and it is indeed - way faster then FW800) but the cables are a real pain, the express-card adapters at (mobile) Macs can be troublesome and the whole handling is sub-par (connectors, cables, prone to movement of the setup...). It is fast - but I really don't trust (e)SATA. It was never meant as a real external in-field solution imo.
When you say USB3 you're referring to pc only because Mac doesn't support it. At least that's what I know since I've purchased my MacBook a few months ago.
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