Thunderbolt HD help?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mcdonoughdr, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. TX328F macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
    If you check the reviews, a guy that works for Buffalo clearly states that the bottleneck is the HD itself, that will operate at 100-120 MB/s at best. Assuming the best case scenario of 120 MB/s, the transfer speed is only 960 Mbps, about one tenth of Thunderbolt's rated 10,000 Mbps.
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    an hdd maxes at 120 to 160 mbs.

    an ssd maxes at 400 to 500 mbs.

    right now no thunderbolt get much past 1000 mbs. ( really fff'ing fast)

    lacie has a new piece of gear .

    it has a cable for thunder bolt

    it has an ssd

    it has usb 3

    it has thunderbolt

    cost is 199 for the ssd model.

    this may be better for you then the bigger slower one that you linked.

    I am going to purchase and test for this site.
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    The one thunderbolt port is killing me, I would love to have an option that allowed daisy chaining. Still, it's good to see the price drop for these thunderbolt devices.

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