From Mac Pro to iMac, Thunderbolt drive suggestions?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Razorhog, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    I'm currently using an early 2009 Mac Pro running OS X 10.8.2. Quad-Core Xeon 2.66 GHz, 16GB RAM. Anyway, I'm getting a maxed out 27" iMac to take its place.

    I was using a WD MyBookWorld II network drive for time machine backups, but apparently upgrading to Mountain Lion broke that capability. So now I'm looking for a Thunderbolt external drive to use with the new iMac. I want to be able to make a backup of my Mac Pro, put it on the thunderbolt drive and then load it on the new iMac. My HD shows 435 GB used.

    So does anyone have a Thunderbolt drive that would be able to connect to the Mac Pro (USB 2 or Firewire) and would also have Thunderbolt?
     
  2. Siderz macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a Thunderbolt + USB 3 drive - http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA481VC/A

    Personally I'd get a USB 3 drive, not one with Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt ports could be used for better things, and Thunderbolt drives are going to cost more. That's just my opinion though.
     
  3. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    That's a good point. I'll be using the drive for Time Machine backups, there's no reason it really needs to be Thunderbolt. Something like this maybe:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/H9378ZM/A/lacie-2tb-usb-30-porsche-design-p9233-desktop-hard-drive
     

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