I'm planning to get one to use as a secondary backup device via Time Machine for my new iMac. I want to use the Thunderbolt connection on the iMac. I've read some "horror stories" on the Lacie-supplied Thunderbolt cable (on Amazon) that apparently were heat related. The drive can also be connected via USB 3, but I'm pretty much using all the USB ports on my iMac and I'd rather not use a USB hub for backup. Does anyone have further info on the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series with a 1 terabyte HDD or its cable? And if there is still a cable problem, I am sure I can use the Apple cable. How about alternative Thunderbolt drives in this size from different vendors? Suggestions? Thanks!