2TB Bus powered Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 Portable HDD

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

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    $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

    Apr 22, 2003
    Perhaps...perhaps the early adopters with Macs who have Thunderbolt but only USB 2.0 will have a choice now.
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    Agree - Lacie is very proud of their Orange Rubber

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