I'm looking for the best compromise in terms of portable external drives. From what I gathered the fastest is obviusly Thunderbolt + SSD, however the pricing is really painful. Is it worth the cost? Especially that the storage is obv not that big and at first I was aiming for a 1TB to even 2TB (WD Passport)... I know the speed difference between Thunderbolt and usb 3.0 is fairly insignificant in HDD drives, and I think I'm considering this combination, but I'd really appreciate if it would be fairly silent, does anybody could recommend sth? I'd use it on a daily basis I'm afraid to keep my computer fairly clean. WD, Seagate, LaCie? I'm clueless, it's kind of hard to decide on anything. I was close to buying a WD, but on this forum there appear to be quite a number of people who suffered of failure of these drives which makes me even more unsure. Help much appreciated!