Portable Hard Drive for rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mossmann, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Mossmann macrumors newbie

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    Being a film student I need lots of HDD space to edit and store films. I couldn't afford any more than 256 GB of space in my rMBP and need an need a portable external hard drive. (I have 2 WD studio's filled already)

    I would love to use thunderbolt, but I can't find any drives that use it. I guess USB 3.0 would be adequate.


    What are the best portable hard drives? And can you give links

    Thanks

    Moss.
     
  2. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

    tibi08

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    I had this problem. I looked everywhere for a thunderbolt disk of around 500Gb, they just aren't in the marketplace yet. I settled for a WD Passport Essentials USB 3 drive.
     
  3. Mossmann thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably cost a bomb when they are too, think I will do the same and get a WD.

    Whats the write speed of your drive?

    cheers
     
  4. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure I haven't tested it yet. It says it's 3x the speed of USB 2, which I understand from reviews is in the region of 110 MBps.
     
  5. timmyak macrumors newbie

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    I bought the seagate backup 1tb usb3 drive;

    I find it to be pretty fast; and am running a windows vm [parallels] right off of the external drive / no lag.

    good price and very portable; i also like that the usb connector is detachable so i can either replace it with a thunderbolt connector in the future or i can actually use the connector with any other 2.5in drive.

    http://amzn.com/B00829THO6
     
  6. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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  7. msalman macrumors member

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    One could get one of Seagate GoFlex drives and then buy Seagate GoFlex thunderbolt adapter/connector. Replace out of box GoFlex adapter/connector with thunderbolt one and taada you are set :)
     
  8. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    im going for the portable 2TB WD USB 3.0 Drive when i get my first payment from school :)
     

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