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Jun 30, 2013, 05:28 PM
So im a little confused about external drives with usb 3 and TB . Does it even matter if its usb 2 or TB if the external drive its self isnt fast or am i not understanding correctly. So how can you tell what external drives are fast and witch are slow i know ssd will be faster but those are preety pricy so how can you tell if a regulare exteral drive is going to be fast or not also from your use what exteral drives are good

Jun 30, 2013, 05:37 PM
Regular mechanical drives are still faster over USB 3.0 than USB 2.0/FW800, and faster over Thunderbolt as well - don't get a USB2 external drive. (Preferably, get a 7200-rpm drive.)

Jun 30, 2013, 05:46 PM
So if i got a 7200 external drive how fast would it be if it had thunder bolt would it actulay transfer at 10 gb a second????