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Mac External Hard Drive Review
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Features & Performance
Storage Capacity
2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
1.5 TB
2 TB
1 TB
2 TB
2 TB
2 TB
Average Minimum Transfer Speed
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
10 Gbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
400 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
Average Maximum Transfer Speed
800 Mbit/sec
800 Mbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
4.8 Gbit/sec
10 Gbit/sec
4.8 Gbit/sec
480 Mbit/sec
3 Gbit/sec
4.8 Gbit/sec
3 Gbit/sec
800 Mbit/sec
Backup Software Included
PC Compatible
 
 
Time Machine Compatible
 
Multiple-Device Passthrough
 
 
 
 
 
Password Protection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardware-Based Encryption
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Design
Color
silver and black
silver
black
silver
silver
dark gray
silver
silver
silver
black and silver
black or silver
Weight (pounds)
4.54
2.21
2.6
3.7
1.4
2.23
2.31
2.5
2.98
2.25
2.38
Width (inches)
5.82
5
1.9
2.3
1.6
4.88
4.7
5.5
5.125
1.2
4.88
Length (inches)
7.77
7.3
5.3
6.6
5.5
7.41
7.5
9.45
9.25
7.8
1.73
Height (inches)
1.75
1.55
6.5
7.2
3.3
1.24
1.5
1.63
1.82
4.6
6.22
Casing Material
aluminum and plastic
aluminum
plastic
aluminum
aluminum
aluminum
aluminum
aluminum
aluminum
aluminum and plastic
plastic
AC Power Supply
LED Indicator Lights
 
Security Slot
 
 
 
 
On/Off Button
 
 
 
Connectivity
USB
 
FireWire
 
 
 
 
 
eSATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thunderbolt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ease of Use
Customizable Backup Transfers
 
 
 
 
Plug-And-Play Operation
Drag-And-Drop Functionality
Automatic Backup
 
 
 
Preloaded Software
 
 
 
 
 
 
Help & Support
Warranty
3 year
3 year
2 year
3 year
3 year
3 year
2 year
3 year
3 year
1 year
3 year
User Manual
Email
FAQs
Phone Support
Data Recovery Options
 
 
 
User Forum/Message Boards
 
 
 
 
 
Troubleshooting Guides