Portable Hard Drive for rMBP?

Mossmann

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May 24, 2012
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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.
 

tibi08

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Sep 17, 2007
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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.
 

Mossmann

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May 24, 2012
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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.
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
 

tibi08

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Sep 17, 2007
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Brighton, UK
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
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.
 

timmyak

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Jul 29, 2012
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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
 

msalman

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Jun 12, 2009
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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.
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 :)
 

Zeov

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Apr 1, 2011
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im going for the portable 2TB WD USB 3.0 Drive when i get my first payment from school :)