￼Multi-interface external hard drives are a Mac owners are often the best long-term investment. Some may only use a single primary interface for their own use. However, when you need to share files with someone else or migrate your setup onto a new Mac, it can be handy to have the versatility of more than one drive interface to choose from.
Just released - and on the cutting edge of high-speed drive connectivity - Buffalo Technologies just began shipping a laptop size drive with two interfaces for today and the future. The miniStation USB3 and ThunderBolt drive. This compact external hard drive is not only the cheapest ThunderBolt backup drive option currently available - it's the first to also offer a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port.
This combo interface storage solution is ideal for nearly any Apple MacBook, iMac or Mac mini owner with an eye towards the future. And it's also perfect for the latest models of both ThunderBolt and USB 3.0 enabled Apple MacBook systems Apple is now shipping.
COMBO Interface Laptop Drive
USB 3.0 + ThunderBolt Interface
With either 500GB or 1 Terabyte capacity for $250 or less, the miniStation is currently the cheapest ThunderBolt drive which also offers the benefit of USB 3.0 and backward compatible USB 2.0/1.1 connectivity. Of note: Both a USB 3.0 and ThunderBolt cable are included for a complete, ultra-fast OSX TimeMachine and data backup solution without having to buy a separate $50 ThunderBolt cable as many other drives require. And, the drive is formatted for Mac, ready to go out of the box.
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