Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cutty Pastey

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

Recommended Posts

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




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


$320 for 240GB



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




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


$340 for 256GB




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



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...