MiniStation Thunderbolt Hard Drive 500GB

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Price Best Price: $130.00
Best Price: $280.00
Pros
  • Pre-formatted for Mac
  • Includes Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables
  • Bus-powered
  • Increased data transfer speeds when used with Tiger and TurboUSB driver
  • Compact
  • Bus powered
  • Handy attached rubber USB cord
  • Very shock resistant
Cons
  • Only one Thunderbolt and one USB port
  • Unimpressive data transfer speeds
  • TurboUSB driver doesn't offer speed boost with latest version of Mac OS X
  • Mediocre speed
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number HDPA500TU3 HDPA10TU3   HDPX250U2RD

Storage

Drive size     500.0  GB 250.0  GB
Hard Drive Speed     4200.0  RPM 5400.0  RPM
Drive type     External External

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces     USB 2.0 USB 2.0
USB 2.0     Yes Yes

General Features

Bus Powered     1.0  
File System(s) Supported     FAT32|HFS+  

Warranty

Warranty information       1 Year
Warranty information       1 Year

Included Software

Included Software       Full Disk Encryption, Memeo AutoBackup for Windows and Macintosh, Secure LockWare

Hardware

Installation Kit Hardware       Built-in USB cable

Performance

Thunderbolt Performance - Macworld

Write Video Files

MB per second

  102.5    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  108.2    

USB 2.0 Performance - Macworld

Write Video Files

MB per second

  35.2    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  26.6    

USB 3.0 Performance - Macworld

Write Video Files

MB per second

  101.4    
Read Video Files

MB per second

  106.9