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Best external bus-powered drives for on-the-go mograph and editing.

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I'm wondering if any of you guys have a preferred external drive for on-the-go use. Actual use, not just back up.

 

In looking for the fastest externals I've pretty much found that USB 3.0 with an SSD is pretty legit. Thunderbolt seems to only have a slight edge (and not many options). I specifically want bus-powered so as to only have to plug in the macbook pro.

 

Here are my top two choices:

 

OWC Envoy Pro EX

240GB Portable, Bus-Powered USB 3.0
Storage Solution with OWC Aura Pro SSD

 

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/ENVPROU3S240/

 

Averages about 416mb/s READ 430mb/s WRITE

 

$320 for 240GB

 

 

Akitio - Neutrino Thunderbolt Edition - 256GB - bus powered.

 

http://www.akitio.com/portable-storage/neutrino-thunderboltedition

 

Averages about 502mb/s READ 311mb/s WRITE

 

$340 for 256GB

 

 

 

Have you found any others that compare? Which would you choose?

 

 

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Without knowing what you are doing remotely, I'd just say opt for the USB3.

 

It looks more portable. I don't see why the thunderbolt one has the bulk it has.

 

I'm curious how much of a performance increase having an SSD in there has. This little 1TB guy lives in my laptop bag, and I work from it without issue all of the time.

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