Which Seagate Portable drive works best with Thunderbolt Adapter?

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  1. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the Seagate TB adapter and Apple TB cable. My question is which Seagate hard drive is best or compatible? I'm not going to use SSD at the moment so that's not an option. Seagate's website is beyond confusing. Does anybody have a recommendation or experience?
     
  2. kdoug thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I found it finally buried in Seagate's website;

    Seagate’s Thunderbolt adapter for GoFlex drives allows any GoFlex, GoFlex Pro, GoFlex Slim, GoFlex Turbo, GoFlex for Mac, GoFlex Slim for Mac, or GoFlex Pro for Mac drive to connect via Apple’s newest interface.

    Still, if anybody has a success story they'd like to share I'd appreciate it.
     
  3. Dr Charter macrumors 6502

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    I use a Seagate Backup Plus 1tb portable drive with my adapter and it works great. I think that is the newest model out as well.
     
  4. kdoug thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's the one I was considering also. I wonder what the difference between the Backup Plus and the Expansion are?
     
  5. Jacobwilson99 macrumors member

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    I was planning on getting the desk adapter for a 2tb I've got, and also the portable adapter for the 1.5tb goflex portable.

    However, I heard that mechanical disk drives can't even saturate USB 3.0 let alone thunderbolt.

    Anyone get read/write/transfer speeds over 500mb/s with the adapter?
     

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