Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt Dock With Internal Drive Bay and Blu-Ray Drive

Sonnet has announced a new Thunderbolt dock that combines USB 3.0, SATA and eSATA, FireWire 800, audio input and output, and Gigabit Ethernet ports, a DVD or Blu-ray reader/burner, as well as a 2.5" or 3.5" 6 Gb/s SATA drive bay.

The dock is available for pre-order for $400 with a DVD drive and $450 with a Blu-ray drive. Additional choices are available with hard drives built-in.

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Back in February, nearly 18 months after it was announced, Belkin announced it was finally taking pre-orders for its Thunderbolt Express Dock. However, the company has again delayed shipment of the device, issuing this statement to MacRumors:
Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock utilizes a brand new interface and has an ambitious set of features. The Belkin team is taking the time and steps necessary to ensure that we deliver the best user experience possible. Customers who placed pre-orders for the Thunderbolt Express Dock on Belkin.com were alerted of the new product status and will be kept up to date via email.

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22 months ago

I'm not carrying a chunky device that costs $400 that has a whole bunch of stuff I don't need.


Then don't buy it.

:confused:
Rating: 20 Votes
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22 months ago

Optical media is dead. Give it up already.


You're wrong. Blu-ray sales of films are strong. P.s. Tell me the non optical disc solution to where consumers can get films in TRUE 1080p HD with loads of special features and subtitles.
Rating: 10 Votes
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22 months ago
Awesome.

Now, how about a thunderbolt dock that us normal folks can afford?
Rating: 8 Votes
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22 months ago

$450 for a dock that adds ports & Blu-ray?

This is hardware I hope to find in a computer in the first place.

Also note , it say drive bay. No actual drive.


You can get Blu-ray and HDD together...
Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock (with Blu-ray Drive + 2TB HDD)
$549.99

http://store1.sonnettech.com/product_info.php?&products_id=458

Echo 15 Thunderbolt Dock (with Blu-ray Drive)
$449.99

http://store1.sonnettech.com/product_info.php?&products_id=456



Optical media is dead. Give it up already.


Maybe in your dreams.. I myself will take Blu-ray and what ever else is after Blu-ray over digital form any day.. Plus I can make my own version of formats from optical media that is better then any digital version you download.. But keep believing in false hope tho...
Rating: 8 Votes
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22 months ago

Optical media is dead. Give it up already.


As much as I'd love to agree with you, it's unfortunately not true.

Blu-ray still has the upper hand. That's why we rip them. ;)
Rating: 7 Votes
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22 months ago

I hardly think watching a film on my 27 iMac with a Phillips 7.1 surround sound system is a poor experience.

I'm 17 and don't have an income like most high school students in Ireland. Going down to a film rental shop is slow, poor choice of films and expensive. Thus my current form of acquiring films is better.

I'll just let the irony sink in...
Rating: 6 Votes
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22 months ago

it also has a $400 price tag.


For all it has $400 is cheap.
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22 months ago
Optical media is dead. Give it up already.
Rating: 6 Votes
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22 months ago

Then don't buy it.

:confused:


I'm not, hence the comment: "I just need an adapter: 1 thunderbolt -> 2 thunderbolts..."
why are you trying to confuse yourself?
Rating: 5 Votes
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22 months ago
Stop it with the optical media hate! Quit praying at the altar of Steve Jobs.

Yes, it will go away someday as will desktop PCs, notebooks, OSX and Windows.

A/V enthusiasts will continue to use Blu-Ray, CDs and Records...yes, LPs.

Until the tech and cost benefit catches up with the quality, many will refuse to compromise.
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