Thunderbolt Hard Drive

Started Jun 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Peter Rongsted Senior Member • Posts: 1,641
Re: Thunderbolt Hard Drive

Yakuza1970 wrote:

I recently saw a Seagate External Thunderbolt Hard Drive (not SSD) for sale at B&H. I'm happy to see Thunderbolt drives starting to hit the market but it made me wonder: will a regular hard drive based Thunderbolt drive really be significantly faster? Won't the bottleneck that would prevent it from really being that much faster be the spinning hard drive?

Faster than what?

For external hard drives it used to be the interface that was the bottleneck. With Thunderbolt that is not the case. The external drive will be as fast as an internal drive of the same type.


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