External USB 3.0 for Retina Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheChad25, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. TheChad25 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    I'd love some input on what External Drive you think is best for my situation.

    I just got the new MacbookPro Retina but only the 256gb drive, so I need an external for most of my stuff. The computer ate my budget so this drive needs to be fairly inexpensive. I could do up to $200, but $150 would make me happier and $100 would be great.

    I'm a graphic designer and need to be able to take the drive with me when I travel, I don't want to have to plug it in to a power source. Small is great, but I don't need the absolute smallest on the market. I've been told USB 3.0 is the best value. I think 1Tb should be enough for me, even 750gb should do for now. I'm thinking about keeping all my iTunes, iPhoto and movies on this external drive so that the the SSD just has my applications and work files. If I could run the iTunes and iPhoto libraries from the external, that would be a big plus, but I think any drives would be able to do that, right? Thanks for any help
  2. FireWire2 macrumors 6502


    Oct 12, 2008
  3. XFactorer macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2007
    I'm getting my rMBP in 3-4 weeks. :-(

    I'm looking into the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB portable drives. $109 is the cheapest I've seen and it looks to be a good deal. USB3.0, too!
  4. JoshJosh117 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
  5. golu14, Jun 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012

    golu14 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2012
    Delhi, India
    This is what ill buy if i ever buy external storage.


    500gb is 99$ and 750gb is 142$ (on ebay, at least.)

    Edit: theres a cheaper version too which does not offer cloud storage, and has normal 5400rpm disk (pro version has 7200 one) http://www.touropro.com/product/touro-mobile/
  6. Tibits macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    The drive works fine, but avoid installing their controller software until it it fixed. My MPBR was taking 30 seconds to go to sleep. the file com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist was the issue, located n Go Menu > Computer > Macintosh HD > Library > LaunchAgents folder.

    Once the file was removed sleep works. Seagate has been informed
  7. lilcorey10 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Newegg has a Seagate 1TB drive that is $79. I'll find the link later tho...

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