Best Thunderbolt External HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Average Pro, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Average Pro macrumors regular

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    In preparation for the nMP, I've been reading as much as possible (well, not really) on an external TB hard drive. i came across the articles below:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/2733-6605_7-566-7.html

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132_7...t-storage-devices-performance-meets-capacity/

    Keep in mind, minimum requirement is 8TB. The reviews were written Feb and May 2013. I noticed that the LaCie 5Big made the list in the first article, but not the most recent - curious. Up to this point, I've used a combination of external HDs including Rocstors.

    I'd be interested in hearing what experience you've had with your TB drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    I have an older 250 Gig LaCie triple-interface kicking around, that has never given me any problems in the last 7-8 years, but I've not been impressed with LaCie lately; maybe just pure bad luck, but the 1TB USB3/Thunderbolt 'Rugged' drive that I purchased just under a year ago, came with an included Thunderbolt cable that 'died' after 20 min., and a 4TB 2big Thunderbolt, that I bought around the same time, was DOA. Needless to say, I returned the 2big, and bought the Apple TB cable for the 'Rugged', which hasn't given me any trouble since.

    I've looked into those G-Tech drives, and am impressed with them. Spec for spec they cost a bit more but they appear to be built like a tank and have Hitachi drives in them; their solid, aluminum cases are massive heat sinks. I have not heard anything negative about them yet, other than the fact that they're a bit pricey.
    When the time comes, I may invest in one of those.
     

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