Anyone using Thunderbolt storage?

Discussion in 'Storage Devices and Memory' started by Greg King, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Greg King

    Greg King I just kinda show up... Staff Member

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    It's been out for a while but I'm curious if anyone out there is using Thunderbolt connected external devices.
     
  2. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    From what I read a year or so ago from the article below, mechanical drives are the bottle neck and SSDs are, in my opinion, still to expensive per GB to make them feasible to use as an external drive.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/2039427/how-fast-is-usb-3-0-really-.html

    It just doesn't seem like it's worth switching at this point until Thunderbolt becomes widely integrated on mainstream motherboards and until high density SSDs become as affordable as mechanical drive.

    If that ever happens though, I'll be jumping ship. Those numbers are mighty good lookin'!
     

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