2TB Bus powered Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by g4cube, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    #2
    $300 is insane for a 2TB external hard drive. Especially since Thunderbolt adds no advantage for a standalone hard drive. No hard drive comes close to maxing out USB 3.0.

    Sure portable drives are a little more expensive than regular but you can pickup 2TB portable USB 3.0 drives for $130. So that's an additional $170 for a Thunderbolt connection.

    The only time Thunderbolt really adds an advantage would be for an SSD RAID of 2 or more SSD, ultra fast PCI-e SSD or numerous Hard Drives in RAID.
     
  2. g4cube thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Perhaps...perhaps the early adopters with Macs who have Thunderbolt but only USB 2.0 will have a choice now.
     
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Agree - Lacie is very proud of their Orange Rubber
     

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