Thunderbolt HD for iTunes/iPhoto Storage

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by m11rphy, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. m11rphy macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    Hi All,

    I want to move my iTunes and iPhoto Libraries to a external HD i have been looking at the Lacie 2Big Thunderbolt or the WD my book thunderbolt. Has anyone got any advice on which is best or recommend an alternative ?

  2. Chancha macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2014
    You have very large libraries for both iTunes and iPhoto that you must need the space? Because these 2 you listed are both dual drive enclosures, RAID capable. And if you setup RAID0 with these you are running some extra risk in HD failure also, which means a more solid backup is also needed, so extra cost is there.

    I myself have a 3+3TB WD Thunderbolt Duo, it is not the fastest as you can see from all the benchmark reviews, but it is quiet (no fans), affordable, at software RAID 0 is giving 280-300 read write in blackmagic test which IMO is good enough for general use. The LaCie is at a more robust class, more suited to professional use.
  3. m11rphy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    I just like the idea of the raid lol, ended up with the WD 6TB got a great deal on it so well pleased

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