Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 3, 2013, 02:57 PM   #26
imjoee
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
i got a 2TB My Passport for 116 shipped on Amazon. i love it

----------



yes. i use mine as my TM drive. if you are due for a backup it backs up when you plug it in.

----------



neither of my past 2 WD drives had any stupid software... just format and go.
Ok thanks! I'm going with the WD Edge 500GB for 60$. Thanks again everyone for the help!
imjoee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 2013, 03:10 PM   #27
DisplacedMic
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by imjoee View Post
Ok thanks! I'm going with the WD Edge 500GB for 60$. Thanks again everyone for the help!
im sure you'll be very happy with it, but why is it so expensive?

This is the one i got

your one is only a bit thinner and has an all-metal enclosure. Seems pricey at 2x the cost of the standard.
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2013, 03:54 PM   #28
g4cube
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by DisplacedMic View Post
im sure you'll be very happy with it, but why is it so expensive?

This is the one i got

your one is only a bit thinner and has an all-metal enclosure. Seems pricey at 2x the cost of the standard.
It is the much thinner "Edge". G-Tech, LaCie, Seagate, and WD have these new thinner drives that use very low profile drives. For awhile, manufacturers might be able to charge a little bit more.

As with anything, form, function, and price are a factor.
g4cube is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2013, 04:43 PM   #29
DisplacedMic
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by g4cube View Post
It is the much thinner "Edge". G-Tech, LaCie, Seagate, and WD have these new thinner drives that use very low profile drives. For awhile, manufacturers might be able to charge a little bit more.

As with anything, form, function, and price are a factor.
it's certainly an attractive device!
DisplacedMic is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2013, 05:15 PM   #30
Johnnybegoode
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Along the same lines, need to buy an additional external HDD

Looking at Lacie Porsche P9233 3TB @ 150, or Lacie d2 Thunderbolt 3TB @ 250.

Same capacity, only real difference is the Thunderbolt connection on the d2

Is that worth the 100 difference?

My iMac (mid-2011) only has USB2 but has 2x Thunderbolt ports, so I'd not get the benefits of the USB3 speed with the P9233. Will need to last me a few years so want to buy the one that will be the better long term bet.

Any advice out there?

Thanks
Johnnybegoode is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 2013, 05:50 PM   #31
B...
macrumors 68000
 
B...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnnybegoode View Post
Along the same lines, need to buy an additional external HDD

Looking at Lacie Porsche P9233 3TB @ 150, or Lacie d2 Thunderbolt 3TB @ 250.

Same capacity, only real difference is the Thunderbolt connection on the d2

Is that worth the 100 difference?

My iMac (mid-2011) only has USB2 but has 2x Thunderbolt ports, so I'd not get the benefits of the USB3 speed with the P9233. Will need to last me a few years so want to buy the one that will be the better long term bet.

Any advice out there?

Thanks
In this case, Thunderbolt because you can only expect around 40MBps with USB 2.
B... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 2013, 09:44 AM   #32
g4cube
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by B... View Post
In this case, Thunderbolt because you can only expect around 40MBps with USB 2.
Ditto. You'll see 150-200MB/sec with Thunderbolt and only 40-50MB/sec with USB 2.0.

No brainer. Go with the dual interface Thunderbolt/USB3. Useful for most any computer for the next few years.
g4cube is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2013, 12:27 AM   #33
Badrottie
macrumors 68030
 
Badrottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles
So far I am happy with Seagate GoFlex Ultraportable hard drive with USB 3.0 and will work with Thunderbolt adaptor when it comes out. I bought for 500GB for 35.00 at WalMart.
__________________
That is OK to make fun of my poor english grammars just because you are bullying deaf people.
Badrottie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2013, 04:31 PM   #34
g4cube
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badrottie View Post
So far I am happy with Seagate GoFlex Ultraportable hard drive with USB 3.0 and will work with Thunderbolt adaptor when it comes out. I bought for 500GB for 35.00 at WalMart.
Thunderbolt adapter is already out, and has been for quite awhile.
g4cube is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 2013, 09:26 PM   #35
Badrottie
macrumors 68030
 
Badrottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Quote:
Originally Posted by g4cube View Post
Thunderbolt adapter is already out, and has been for quite awhile.
That's great!! Thank you!
__________________
That is OK to make fun of my poor english grammars just because you are bullying deaf people.
Badrottie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2013, 03:14 PM   #36
tgi
macrumors 6502a
 
tgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
I've shopping around too and have pretty much narrowed my decision to the
Western Digital My Passport.

I don't think this price can be beat, if so please let me know. I'm open to other suggestions.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/My+Passp...port&cp=3&lp=1

$69.99 for 1TB USB 3.0 drive.
tgi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 2013, 03:18 AM   #37
KUguardgrl13
macrumors 68000
 
KUguardgrl13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kansas, USA
I've been very happy with a WD My Passport and a My Book. Both are older with USB 2.0, but my MBP doesn't have USB 3.0 or thunderbolt anyway. The bloat ware went away when I reformatted for Mac. I use Time Machine with the My Book and the My Passport I use for dragging and dropping extra files.
KUguardgrl13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Mac Peripherals

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extend built-in hard drive with external hard drive? booyahbooyah OS X Mavericks (10.9) 3 Dec 4, 2013 10:37 AM
Turning Internal Hard drive into External Hard Drive - Help Please Ne0the1 iMac 33 Jan 8, 2013 02:02 PM
Make external hard drive default hard drive utahman130 PowerPC Macs 4 Dec 26, 2012 10:51 AM
Use external hard drive as time machine and external hard drive Cubeeless MacBook Pro 4 Aug 20, 2012 05:00 PM
Dead hard drive - need temporary external hard drive solution Gwenyn iMac 20 Jun 14, 2012 07:15 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC