External harddrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by quicks, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. quicks macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2012
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, USB 3.0 is faster than Firewire. Yes, the MBA can power USB-powered drives.
  3. quicks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2012
    Sounds good =D. Thanks for the reply GGJ.

    Judging from review, the WD seems good.
  4. Quirinus macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I just bought me one of those you linked. I went for 500gb, to use as backup disk. Nice small size, haven't been able to test the usb 3 speed yet. My mba is still on its way :).
  5. asting macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012
    There are a few other threads with this topic, and plenty of good answers if you look. Personally i use a Seagate go flex that is usb 3. A 1tb drive set me back about $90 from Amazon.

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