Is there a way to connect a Thunderbolt device to an eSata port on computer? In this case it's an audio interface with only a thunderbolt connection, and my hp dv7t laptop's fastest port is the eSata. Can't find an answer anywhere, would really appreciate some help! Thanks.
To clarify the 'audio interface' is an A/D D/A converter, it's only interaction with the computer is digital (no analog audio flow). Before TB they typically all connected via Firewire or USB.
I've seen the thunderbolt (computer port) >> esata hubs (i.e. LaCie), but can't find anything 'in the opposite direction'.
Thunderbolt is (for now, primary) Apple idiocracy, meant as "Universal" interface for audio / video / storage. It just stared gaining some momentum outside Apple.
eSATA is disk-only interface, and there is no way you can pump any form of audio/vodep through it.