which external disk thunderbolt to buy ?

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  1. Jeantro macrumors member

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    I vant to buy an external hard disk case SSD. I found the lacie rugged and the elgato
    which one is the best for you

    the price between the lacie and elgato is about 100$

    thanks for your help
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I can't comment from direct experience as I use a Pegasus R4, but a buddy had issues with the elegato...wouldn't mount etc. He took it back, go another, same issues, so option one might be better for you.

    If you want to spend more for reliable super-fast bulk storage, this is mine:

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...UJOvFKXJ0AX6-4DwBw&ved=0CFIQ8wIwAA#ps-sellers

    They are available directly from Apple, but the are a lot more expensive.
     
  3. Jeantro thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your quickly reply I directly eliminates the elgato

    The pegasus seems look very good but to expensive for me :rolleyes:
     
  4. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    The LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series has worked well for me (http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10549). It's one of the cheapest Thunderbolt RAID units you can buy. The only problems with this drive are: you may need to purchase a $50 Thunderbolt cable because some models don't come with one in the box, it requires a power adapter (it's not very portable), and it has a very loud fan (which I actually removed).

    Another good option is the LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series (http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10599). It's bus powered, it comes with a USB 3.0 cable and a Thunderbolt cable, and it doesn't have a noisy fan. This is probably the most utilitarian Thunderbolt drive you can get, but it's not as fast as a RAID unit like the Little Big Disk.
     
  5. Jeantro thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    I visit the lacie website and I saw the thunderbolt RAID unit

    do you think a RAID lacie with 2 disk 7200/tr get better data rate than a lacie ruged with SSD and no RAID ?
     
  6. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    The SSD will be faster than the two-disk HDD RAID.
     
  7. Jeantro thread starter macrumors member

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    ok

    I think I will take the rugged and change the SSD inside by a 256Go samsung 840
     
  8. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a good plan. The Samsung 840 is one of the best SSDs out there right now.
     

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