PRLog - April 3, 2014 - PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- With the adoption of extremely high speed ThunderBolt ports across all of Apple’s current computer line, there's growing interest in Mac backup drives and storage accessories to take full advantage of a ThunderBolt port’s massive leap in speed over previous generation FireWire and USB 2.0 devices.
ThunderBolt Interface Technology
Apple and Intel’s high speed ThunderBolt interface is a perfect match for ultra-fast solid-sate SSD computer storage drive technology. Never before have Mac users been able to backup or transfer files at such unprecedented speeds. Freed from the mechanical lag and latencies of conventional mechanical hard drives, flash memory based SSD technology offers swift and silent operation with lower power consumption and less heat dissipation.
“Every Mac user has likely canceled a scheduled TimeMachine backup or put off performing a large data transfer until a more convenient time,” says Baer. “Such backups or file copies often tend to interrupt at the most inopportune moments, put a perceptible strain on your computer’s CPU, or take so long to perform that critical backups can feel annoying. But, the combination of blazing fast SSD technology rip-snorting through an insanely fast ThunderBolt port makes Mac file copies and backups trivial."
The ThunderBolt ports on recent Mac computers have longed for affordable data storage products for the average consumer. The initial ThunderBolt drive offerings that came to market were rather high end, multi-drive arrays geared towards demanding video editing environments and enterprise storage needs. They were largely unaffordable and overkill for the typical Mac user.
As the wider adoption of ThunderBolt has ensued, a fair number of far more reasonably priced ThunderBolt hard drives reached the consumer market. But these single drive solutions based on a mechanical spinning platter drive just weren’t fast enough to even begin to fill a fraction of a ThunderBolt port’s 10Gbps pipeline. Flash memory based solid-state SSD drives are a far better match for ThunderBolt’
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