1 TB + back up (Thuderbolt options?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mjfarsi, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

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    I just got my new 27" iMac (1 TB) and I am in need for a back up device.

    I would need 1 TB - thunderbolt if possible and if it can run w/o a power cord that would be ideal.

    Looking to spend around $150 or less. What is the best drive for this, where is the best place to buy?

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  2. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt enclosures haven't been released yet, unfortunately
     
  3. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    Well, this could be an option for you if you can handle having an extra power cord.

    http://bit.ly/kaa0e7
     
  4. shady28 macrumors member

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    Yeah, and how much you think that is going to cost him?

    The 250GB version is dual SSDs, presumably dual 120 or 128s. Those by themselves cost 200-250 each, so not even including the housing and thunderbolt circuitry it's 500+.

    People who are waiting for thunderbolt peripherals are going to be sorely disappointed when that thing comes out at $800.
     
  5. PorterRocks, Jun 19, 2011
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    PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    You must have not looked close enough or else you would have saw that they will have a 1TB HDD option... :rolleyes:
     
  6. shady28 macrumors member

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    Good point, but I have the 1TB internal and a 1TB NAS. I would say that using a mech hdd with t-bolt will only be a marginal bump from FW 800, unless you have a striped RAID and move a lot of large files.

    The big thing I want from tbolt is target disk mode,so I can boot off it and use an ssd for the OS. eSata adapter would be great, but my hopes aren't too high. I may just go with FW 800 until some good adapters come out.




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