Portable Harddrive (USB-C to USB-C vs Micro B to USB-C)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lorne1771, May 17, 2017.

  1. lorne1771 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2017
    Hello there,

    I just got a Macbook 2016 15.4" with all USB-C ports. I only have a 256GB HD so I wanted to get a portable HD. These are the two I'm thinking of getting. Which one would be best, more specifically, would a Micro B to USB-C cord be much different than a USB-C to USB-C cord?

    Option 1:
    Option 2:

    Basically I'm curious if the cheaper Option 2 is going to be a noticeable difference in transfer speed? Or if it's minimal I can deal with it. Thanks in advance!

  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    There's zero difference in transfer speed between those two options. I'd just go with Option 2 since you'll save about $20.
  3. lorne1771 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2017
    Thank you for the quick reply! I saved about $20 and got an extra TB! I went a head and got the 2TB since it was only $15 more than the $1TB.

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