When will we see Seagate & WD Thunderbolt drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tajee, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Tajee macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  3. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  4. Tajee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jterp7

    jterp7,

    Thanks, I just added that to my favorites and will keep an eye on it..
     
  5. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

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    looks like its available on the wdstore now

    http://store.westerndigital.com/sto...d.13092300/catid.55286600/categoryID.58727300

    599/699 for 4tb/6tb, so essentially a 200 markup for the TB tech, not including the cable, which brings it to $250 lol.

    For comparison it is $50/$100 less than the lacie version which uses seagates
     

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