Tag: Firewire 800

New 27″ Imac Ordered

Should be here in about 3 weeks, will let you know how it goes. Ended up upgrading to 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor because it allows hyper-threading. Will upgrade RAM later through another vendor like OWC.

Will test and see if using the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter will allow tethered capture with Phase One Medium Format Digital Back and Capture One 6 & 7. USB 3.0 will be nice. Still waiting for more Thunderbolt drive enclosure options.

– Jordan


Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt 1 TB Portable Drive – Review

 

After purchasing the new Macbook Pro Retina 15″ laptop I realized you cannot boot the computer from an external portable firewire 800 or USB 3.0 device in an emergency.

Pre – Retina display Mac’s would allow it. Which was nice because if you were out on location or traveling and had the internal hard drive fail you could connect your bootable portable clone and be back in business in no time.

I tried it with some existing portable FW800 drives and the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter but it won’t work. USB 3.0 drives are a no go too. So had to purchase the overpriced (for now at least) Thunderbolt option. There aren’t a whole lot of portable bus powered options yet. I believe Lacie, Seagate and Buffalo are the only ones for now.  I Paid $199 on Amazon for the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt 1 TB model.

It has Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 port options and came with both cables. Nice to see they didn’t make you pay extra for the Thunderbolt cable. Construction seems decent, cable is nice and short.

Performance wasn’t mind blowing since it is a 2.5″ conventional hard drive, read and write times of around 110 MB/sec were achieved using QuickBench. Fine for a backup drive I guess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And by the way, programs like Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper! are great for making bootable backups.

 

The following is from the Buffalo website:

MiniStation Thunderbolt offers easy plug and play USB and Thunderbolt storage featuring the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology for unparalleled transfer speeds and a USB port for universal connectivity. With speeds up to 10 Gbps, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers speeds 2X FASTER than USB 3.0, giving you the fastest portable storage interface ever. Perfect as a PC* or Mac portable hard drive, the MiniStation Thunderbolt portable hard drive offers the latest and fastest connection interfaces available.

  • Thunderbolt Hard Drive Technology
  • Interface Speeds up to 10 Gbps*
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Pre-formatted for Mac®

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