Improve your MAC with Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0

  And now, the moment of truth - Getting everything to work together. You have your Large Scale RAID Enclosure and your NAS, backing your work up, both locally and via the internet. However many photographers and media industry professionals like to have a portable, pocket sized storage device to take with them between studios or sites. With Data Transfer technology (both wired and wireless) becoming faster and more independent of power resources - there is no excuse not to have a USB 3.0Firewire 800 or even Thunderbolt connected drive in your pocket. First up, lets take a closer look at what is HOT in USB 3.0. Don't forget, USB3.0 is compatible with USB 2.0, so it will be an easy upgrade.

 
The LaCie Rugged 
Triple Connect Case
USB2+USB3+FireWire800
9000448
Toshiba 3TB
Canvio HDTC830ER3CA 
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB 
STDA4000200
LaCie Rugged Triple LAC9000448 USB3+USB2+Firewire 2TB
£105.00 0.0p 0.0p
 
Next, let's look at those long standing trojans of the Digital Connection community. Lets look at external bridging solutions that include Thunderbolt, eSATA, LAN, Firewire, USB 3.0 and even USB2.0. If you need to have all your devices working in harmony, then it is worth thinking about those devices that encompass all these connections together.

 
The LaCie 2TB Thunderbolt Case
9000489
USB3+Thunderbolt

Akitio Thunderbolt2 Hub
T2D-THSB3IAS-AKTU
TB2, eSATA, USB3 and FW800

StarTech Thunderbolt2 Docking Station
TB2DOCK4KDHC
TB2, 4K HDMI, USB3, LAN, eSATA

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt STEV2000400 / LAC9000489 Single HD, USB3,Thunderbolt 2TB AKiTiO Thunderbolt2 Hub Thunder2 Dock  T2D-THSB3IAS-AKTU 2x TB2, 2x eSATA, 2x USB3, 1x FW800 StarTech Thunderbolt2 Docking Station TB2DOCK4KDHC 2x TB2, 4K HDMI, 4x USB3, LAN, eSATA
£126.00 £108.00 £203.00
 
Then again, if you have made it this far, then you have more than likely already got your Backup Storage, your Archive Storage and your connections between them in place. All you need now is that perfect, external and most of all portable Backup that gets the job done as quickly as possible. Let's talk Thunderbolt portable storage - Where capacity meets SPEED!

 
AKiTiO 2-Bay Mini Case

Thunderbolt and USB3

WD My Passport

Thunderbolt 4TB

Seagate Backup Plus STAE133

Thunderbolt adapter, for MAC

AKiTiO 2-Bay Thunderbolt+USB3 Mini Case Neutrino Thunder D3  NEU2-TU3IAS-AKTU For 2x 2.5" SATA HD (up to 15mm) Non-RAID
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Top Tip - RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It works as a means spreading your data across several drives yet still maintaining the ability to recover data if 1 drive fails. There are many kinds of RAID, Ranging from RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and many more variations. Each weighs up the Pros and Cons of Capacity vs Redundancy (safety).

Click Here for more options on Drive Enclosures and RAID options

 



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