Best Thunderbolt External HD

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

  1. Average Pro macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    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:

    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.

  2. macs4nw macrumors 601


    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.

Share This Page