I am looking for an external harddisk for backup my MacBook Pro (with Time Machine) and I saw there are already "packed" configurations (combos) like theses:
- LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt
- Transcend StoreJet 300 portable storage for Mac
- Buffalo MiniStation™ Thunderbolt
- WD PassPort Pro
They all seems to be in Thunderbolt Version 1, and I found nothing that was Thunderbolt Version 2.
Because with these combos I cannot really choose the hard drive inside (I tend to prefer the 7200 rpm) and all the above seems to be in 5400 (or unspecified) I am also interested for a hard drive case which has the same features (SATA 3Gb) and Thunderbolt V2.
Where I live (Switzerland) I found only this reference Delock 42490 but it seems to be in Thunderbolt V1 only.
The question I am asking : is there any hard drive case (or combos) with Thunderbolt V2 interface?
Optionally can you recommends some alternatives by answering these questions:
- Is USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt V1 performance enough for backing up 500GB with Time Machine?
- Is a 5400 rpm hard drive fast enough (if I do not want to let my computer making the backup for the whole night)