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Price Best Price: $130.00
Pros
  • Has only USB 2.0
  • USB bus-powered
  • Sleek, portable design
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • Lightweight
  • Bus-powered
  • Three connectivity ports
  • Rugged
  • Fast copy and duplication speeds
Cons
  • Average speed
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Protective rubber banding adds noticeable girth
  • Only comes in one size and color
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number 35423 GR44000   35421

Storage

Drive size 1000.0  GB 8000.0  GB 1000.0  GB 500.0  GB
Drive type Portable External Desktop External Portable
Drives included   2.0    
Raid type   RAID 0    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces USB 2.0 Thunderbolt FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0 USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes   Yes Yes
Firewire     FireWire 400|FireWire 800  

Warranty

Warranty information 3 Years 3 Years   3 Years
Warranty information 3 Years 3 Years   3 Years

General Features

Form Factor 2.5-inch 3.5-inch   2.5-inch
Bus Powered 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
File System(s) Supported FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS   FAT16|FAT32|HFS|HFS+|NTFS

Performance

eSATA Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

  191.7    
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

  149.3    
Write 10GB File

MB per second

  206.2    
Read 10GB File

MB per second

  170.5    
Write Video Files

MB per second

  314.0    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  317.9    

Macworld Lab

USB - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    36.0  
USB - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    60.0  
USB - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    252.0  
USB - AJA Video Throughput

(CLOB) seconds

    28.3  
FireWire 400 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    30.0  
FireWire 400 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    50.0  
FireWire 400 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    228.0  
FireWire 400 - AJA Video Throughput

(CLOB) seconds

    36.7  
FireWire 800 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    20.0  
FireWire 800 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    30.0  
FireWire 800 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    193.0  
FireWire 800 - AJA Video Throughput

(CLOB) seconds

    83.8