ES-1000 RAID Tower combine fast and flexible host connection with performant Areca RAID controllers, the same that are also built in ES-6600 RAID systems. The towers can be shipped also partially populated and the RAID sets can be expanded at any later time, without losing existing data. The last volume can then be expanded to the new size or a new additional one can be created within the same RAID set.
In the Mac world, but more and more also in Windows notebooks and workstations Thunderbolt2 interface is becoming the standard interface for high performance connection to an external storage device.
Being a bidirectional interface with 40 Gbit in each direction, Thunderbolt2 allows for a very fast data flow, especially when working with audio or video data.