Friday, August 5, 2011

Best MacBook Backup Drive? Think USB 3.0

Looking for a great little portable backup drive for your MacBook laptop or desktop Macintosh? The LaCie Rikiki Superspeed USB 3.0 Drive may prove to be a great near - and long-term choice.

For all the promise of ThunderBolt drives and devices - USB 3.0 SuperSpeed is an inevitability for Mac and PC's in the years ahead. Mac users can enjoy full USB 2.0 backup speeds on thier current Mac - and be USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ready when Macs and Windows systems start broadly incorporating USB 3.0 ports in 2012 and beyond.

As Professional-market SHIPPING ThunderBolt hard drives reach the market, the price premium is going to be too stiff for the average consumer. Especially since ThunderBolt almost REQUIRES SSD solid-state drives to even begin to take advantage of TBolt's 10GBps bandwidth. For the rest of us Mac users -- It's just smart money to think to the future, and look for an affordable spinning platter laptop drive for today's Mac backup needs that's USB3-ready.

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