When will we see Seagate & WD Thunderbolt drives?

Tajee

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I am looking for a new 2-4 TB Thunderbolt drive and can only find the LaCie drives available. I see Seagate is releasing a Thunderbolt adapter but I'm looking for a true Thunderbolt setup.

Any idea when we will see some other brand available?
 

jterp7

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I am looking for a new 2-4 TB Thunderbolt drive and can only find the LaCie drives available. I see Seagate is releasing a Thunderbolt adapter but I'm looking for a true Thunderbolt setup.

Any idea when we will see some other brand available?
the 4tb and 6tb just appeared on provantage recently..though actual release date is not certain

http://www.provantage.com/my-book-thunderbolt-duo~220208319.htm#topoflist

seagate is probably only working to release the desktop adapters (msrp 199) for the high rollers and then just keep their current usb 3.0 drives as standard. Your best bet now is the portable adapter which can be used with any 2.5" drive (naked)
 

flynz4

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the 4tb and 6tb just appeared on provantage recently..though actual release date is not certain

http://www.provantage.com/my-book-thunderbolt-duo~220208319.htm#topoflist

seagate is probably only working to release the desktop adapters (msrp 199) for the high rollers and then just keep their current usb 3.0 drives as standard. Your best bet now is the portable adapter which can be used with any 2.5" drive (naked)
I already had a Seagate 1.5TB portable GoFlex drive. GoFlex allows you to unplug the bus controller from the SATA ports of the drive, and plug in various interfaces such as USB3, FW800, etc. I just bought the TB adapter and it was simple to make this into a TB drive. It does add a lot of bulk compared to the USB3 interface that I already had. I have not run any performance tests... but it feels very fast. It was $99 from Seagate.

/Jim
 

Tajee

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jterp7

jterp7,

Thanks, I just added that to my favorites and will keep an eye on it..
 

jterp7

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