Wait for Thunderbolt Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Nealdf, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Nealdf macrumors newbie

    Nealdf

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    I just bought a new Mac Mini with the Thunderbolt i/o. I need a 1 or 2 TB drive and am tempted to get an Iomega MiniMax FireWire.

    Should I wait until Thunderbolt drive equivalents are available? Any guesses how long that might be?

    Any feedback on the Iomegas? OWC is my second choice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. apw100 macrumors regular

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    What are you going to be using the drive for? If it is just standard storage/backup then Firewire 800(1394b) will be fine. If you will be using it as a scratch drive or project file drive for Photoshop or video editing, I'd wait for Thunderbolt.
     
  3. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    If it's just a single drive FW800 is good enough, 7200rpm drives aren't that much faster than 800mbits
     
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    FW800 will be fine but if you can wait I would. TB drives are not far off. Seagate sounds like its coming soon. Of course there are no guarantees.
    Iomega has a spotty reliability record. See user reviews on New Egg and Amazon. Rocstor are the most reliable drives I have found but they charge more. I, and people I know have had too many customer service issues with OWC to recommend them.
     

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