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The FirmTek ThunderTek/PX-Q6G provides outstanding performance with SATA hard disks and 6G SSD devices. RAID 0 SSD average Read performance of 708MB/sec. can be achieved when using the miniSwap/ES and a 2011 or later Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini or iMac computer. The ThunderTek/PX-Q6G offers an ultra high performance adapter for mounting eSATA HDD or SSD over a Thunderbolt port. This new product allows customers to mount their existing eSATA devices over Thunderbolt, whether it be on the new 2013 Mac Pro or 2012 or any other Thunderbolt equipped computer. The ThunderTek/PX-Q6G adapter allows customers to continue using their existing legacy eSATA devices while enjoying the benefits of Thunderbolt.

ThunderTek/PX-Q6G Speed Chart
Thunderbolt Port Configuration  Performance Enclosure

High Performance Thunderbolt ports are available on 2011 and later iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air PLUS the all new 2013 Mac Pro.

Rear Image of ThunderTek/PX-Q6G

SanDisk Extreme 240G 507MB/s Read
383MB/s Write

SanDisk Extreme 240G
(Two SSD RAID 0)
708MB/s Read
696MB/s Write
OWC Mercury Ext 240G 504MB/s Read
378MB/s Write
OWC Mercury Ext 240G
(Two SSD RAID 0)
708MB/s Read
692MB/s Write
Samsung 840 Pro 256G
(Two SSD RAID 0)
706MB/s Read
680MB/s Write
SeriTek/2eEN4 RAID 0
4 Samsung 1TB HDDs
4-Bay Enclosure
557MB/s Read
685MB/s Write
SeriTek/5PM RAID 0  
5 Samsung 1TB HDDs
One 5PM Enclosure
251MB/s Read
209MB/s Write
10 Samsung 1TB HDDs
Two 5PM Enclosures
495MB/s Read
413MB/s Write
15 Samsung 1TB HDDs
Three 5PM Enclosures
630MB/s Read
593MB/s Write
16 Samsung 1TB HDDs
Four 5PM Enclosures
668MB/s Read
689MB/s Write

This information was produced by FirmTek, LLC for customers desiring an analysis of the performance options available with the FirmTek ThunderTek/PX-Q6G and the 2012 Apple MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.4. Results may vary with different SSD, HDD and computer operating systems.
NOTE: While you could use the SeriTek/e6G or the SeriTek/2ME4-E inside the ThunderTek/PX with Mac OS, performance will usually be significantly higher with the SeriTek/Q6G, plus it offers Mac OS X boot support.