1 TB + back up (Thuderbolt options?) for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mjfarsi, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Are there any drives with Thunderbolt on the market yet? What are your thoughts? Worth the extra $$? I need something for my new iMac.

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    There is Promise's Pegasus but the cheapest one is $999 with 4x1TB. It's available from Apple Online Store
  3. yubbie2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    If it's just for backup, who cares how fast it is? I went through the same dilema, but realized that unless you're doing heavy duty video work or swapping out hundreds of GB daily, you really don't need anything more than FW800, at the most.

    If you're just using Time Machine on a USB2.0 external, yeah - the first backup takes a few hours (let it go overnight). After that you're talking a few minutes of background processes every hour, which you won't even notice or hear. Save your money and buy yourself more RAM and a 2nd monitor or something instead.
  4. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005
    ^ That's true.... in that case what is the best 1TB + Hard Drive for the $$. I am on a budget.

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