Any 1TB external drive with thunderbolt adapters you recommend?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    Seagate 1TB GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive w/Thunderbolt Adapter has been discontinued. Anyone recommend something similar? Thank you!
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

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  3. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    yes I saw that, but I think I'm going with g-tech 1tb thunderbolt/usb 3.0 from the apple store. I just liked the Seagate because the adapter is so convenient swapping out different drives. the others are builtin and unswappable.
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Not sure what you mean by "builtin and unswappable", but the "Rugged" is easily opened by removing 4 screws, sliding out the PC board, and simply unplugging the drive and replacing it. There is no glue, tape, or other issues with the drive replacement.

    It does appear that the g-tech is a 7200rpm drive, whereas the LaCie used a 5400rpm drive.
     
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  6. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    +1 on the G-Tech 1TB Portable 7200RPM drive. Its fast and portable.
     
  7. hkoster1 macrumors regular

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    The point of having a Thunderbolt drive is daisy-chaining additional drives, so you should consider drives with two Thunderbolt ports. If daisy-chaining is not wanted, then a USB-3.0 drive is a lot cheaper and has in practice little or no speed penalty.
     
  8. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Judging from the number of posts on Apple's discussion fora about USB drives unmounting randomly, I would still (and actually do in my usage) prefer Thunderbolt drives to USB3 ones. Apple still has issues with USB3 drives randomly ejecting.
     
  9. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    LaCie 6TB d2 Thunderbolt. The wife and I each have one for Time Machine backups.
     
  10. dud3tt3 macrumors newbie

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    i had the random ejecting issue with 3 different usb 3 drives... so i went thunderbolt instead. working great now. I have a Buffalo MiniStation 2TB, and a Transcend Storejet 300 2TB.
     

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