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Price Best Price: $1,520.00
Best Price: $280.00
Pros
  • Pre-formatted for Mac
  • Includes Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables
  • Bus-powered
  • Impressive read and write speeds
  • Smart NAVI software makes configuring easy
  • Multiple RAID levels
Cons
  • Only one Thunderbolt and one USB port
  • Unimpressive data transfer speeds
  • Slow
  • Physically bulky
  • Noisy during startup
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number   HDPA10TU3 TX711VCA HDPA500TU3

Storage

Drives included     4.0  
Drive type     External  

Ports and Connections

Firewire     FireWire 400|FireWire 800  
Available Interfaces     FireWire 400|FireWire 800|USB 2.0|eSATA  
Serial ATA     eSATA  
USB 2.0     Yes  

Warranty

Warranty information     2 Years  
Warranty information     2 Years  

General Features

Bus Powered     0.0  

Case

Internal Drive Bays     4.0  

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    

Macworld Lab

USB - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    45.0  
USB - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    70.0  
USB - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    240.0  
FireWire 400 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    36.0  
FireWire 400 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    64.0  
FireWire 400 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    216.0  
FireWire 800 - copy 1GB to External Drive

(CLOB) seconds

    28.0  
FireWire 800 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive

(CLOB) seconds

    42.0  
FireWire 800 - Low memory Photoshop test

(CLOB) seconds

    165.0