Point me towards the right hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JSchwartz15, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. JSchwartz15 macrumors regular

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    This is what I am looking for:

    Thunderbolt
    Firewire 800
    USB 3
    USB 2
    Slim/Portable
    At least 1 TB
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    You mean you want it to support ALL those interfaces or any of them?

    What's the intended use?
     
  3. JSchwartz15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ideally all of them. I'm doing a film program this summer for which a Firewire drive is recommended, but afterwards, I'll be using it with a MacBook, a Retina MBP and a Late 2012 iMac, so Thunderbolt, USB 3 & USB 2 would also be great.
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    There aren't many firewire drives left. Looking at the Apple store, there's a couple Firewire/USB, a few more USB/Thunderbolt, but I didn't see any TB/Firewire.

    Drives that support USB 3.0 are backwards compatible with USB 2.0 - and you'll pay a lot less for one that's USB only.
     

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