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velocityg4

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Dec 19, 2004
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$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.
 
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g4cube

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Apr 22, 2003
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$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.

Perhaps...perhaps the early adopters with Macs who have Thunderbolt but only USB 2.0 will have a choice now.
 
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