240GB Mercury Extreme Pro SSD

by OWC

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ThunderBay IV (12TB)

by OWC

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G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB

by G-Technology

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Aegis Bio USB 3.0 (1TB)

by Apricorn

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Price Best Price: $160.00
Pros
  • Two Thunderbolt ports for daisy chaining
  • Time Machine-ready out of the box
  • Dual Thunderbolt ports
  • Preconfigured RAID 0
  • USB 3.0 port
  • Good overall performance
Cons
  • Additional adapter required for 2.5-inch drives
  • Thunderbolt cable not included
  • Only supports Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Biometric feature adds considerably to the price tag
At A Glance

OWC's ThunderBay IV performs quite well and its price-per-gb is competitively low.

The Aegis Bio 3.0 is a hard drive meant for users who want to make sure that their files remain secure, and are willing to pay for it.

Specs

Storage

Drive size 240.0  GB   8000.0  GB 500.0  GB
Drive type Internal   External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
Drives included     2.0 1.0
Raid type     RAID 0  
Hard Drive Speed       5400.0  RPM

Warranty

Warranty information 3 Years   3 Years  
Warranty information 3 Years   3 Years 3 Year Limited

General Features

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

Pricing

Part Number     GR44000  

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces     Thunderbolt USB 3.0

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  

USB 3.0 Performance - Macworld

Write 10GB Folder

MB per second

      104.0
Read 10GB Folder

MB per second

      104.0
Write 10GB File

MB per second

      106.0
Read 10GB File

MB per second

      106.0
Write Video Files

MB per second

      102.0
Read Video Files

MB per second

      104.0