External Hard Drive Advise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbanda, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. macbanda macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Hello, I just bought a new Macbook Pro 15" 2.3 Ghz with the Thunderbolt port. What would be the appropriate external hard drive to get in order to maximize speed given my configuration?

    Thank you
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What will the HDD be used for? Maybe any USB 3 HDD will suffice your needs, as Thunderbolt devices are still quite expensive.
  3. macbanda thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Thank you for responding, I'd use it mainly to backup files, family pictures, movies, etc.
  4. spartacvs macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Get a USB 3.0 like this at B&H Photo, it's currently on sale.
  5. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    USB 3.0 unless you plan on a RAID solution, Thunderbolt is kinda pricey still.

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