Fastest external USB-C Drives?

jingo_man

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 11, 2018
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Can people help provide background, latest products, recommendations, etc?

Device limitation is USB-C @ 5Gbps throughput, of course.

Is this SSD-class speed? Or spinning HDD still?

Currently, I have the Kingston Nucleum USB-C hub. When working at home, I tend to have a 1080p HDMI monitor and USB-PD plugged in to it. Would this likely impact the real-life throughput / contention / etc?

I am just trying to "max out" the usability and devices I can attach of the MacBook.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Can people help provide background, latest products, recommendations, etc?

Device limitation is USB-C @ 5Gbps throughput, of course.

Is this SSD-class speed? Or spinning HDD still?

Currently, I have the Kingston Nucleum USB-C hub. When working at home, I tend to have a 1080p HDMI monitor and USB-PD plugged in to it. Would this likely impact the real-life throughput / contention / etc?

I am just trying to "max out" the usability and devices I can attach of the MacBook.
You may find this article interesting: https://www.pcworld.com/article/305...ow-your-laptops-usb-type-c-port-could-be.html

If you want speed, you'll definitely want SSD rather than HDD.
 
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