Portable USB 3.0 Drives For MacBook Pro - Air - Retina
Laptop-size MacBook backup drives are popular because they're lightweight, compact and self-powered. With 2.5" portable drive mechanisms now available in 1TB, 1.5TB and even 2TB capacities - there's more storage space than ever in portable drives. USB 3.0 is now the de-facto interface standard on new models of hard drives for Mac or PC. Switchable interfaces like Seagate GoFlex - Backup Plus drives offers let you swap USB 3.0 connectivity for ThunderBolt, FireWire 400/800, eSata if you desire with separate, optional adapters.
|#1 Choice : Seagate GoFlex||5 Colors - WD Drive||LaCie Porsche Portable|
|Seagate USB 3 Backup+
TBolt - eSATA - FW800
|Western Digital USB 3.0
Up To 2 Terabytes!
|LaCie USB 3 Backup Drive
500GB and 1TB Drives
Best USB 3.0 Hard Drives For Mac Backup
Macintosh users have an eye for performance as well as style. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 backup drives, accessories and peripherals are the future of your Mac computer setup. Your best long-term TimeMachine and backup options will be in either a ThunderBolt or SuperSpeed Apple compatible USB 3.0 hard drive. LaCie, Iomega, Seagate WD and others already offer USB3 enabled backup solutions to help future-proof your external hard drive purchase.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 External Drives On Older Macs
LaCie, Sonnet and CalDigit are the major companies who've written OSX USB3 drivers for Mac and offer SuperSpeed PCI and Express cards for Mac. Explore these Mac Compatible LaCie USB 3.0 accessories for a possible working SuperSpeed solution on select models of older Macs. Note: you must pair both a LaCie brand card AND one of their external drives - since their SuperSpeed OSX Leopard and Lion drivers are programmed to ONLY work with their products (at this time.)
|PCI USB3 Card For Mac Pro||USB 3.0 Laptop Drive||MacBook Pro USB 3 ExpressCard|
|USB3 Card For Mac Pro
2-Port SuperSpeed Card
|USB3 MacBook Backup Drive
500GB and 1TB Drives
|USB3 Card For MacBook Pro
Enjoy backward compatibility with legacy USB 2.0 ports now - and move up to dramatically faster speeds in Apple computers that have built-in USB 3 ports and Ivy-Bridge chipset laptop and desktop systems. Somewhat older 15" to 17" MacBookPro with a LaCie 34mm USB3 ExpressCard - or Macintosh Pro tower with a PCI-e USB3 card can support SuperSpeed backups using 3-rd party drives and adapter cards.
Apple Compatible USB 3.0 Cards and Accessories
Other manufacturers such as CalDigit and Sonnet Technology are also offering USB 3.0 PCI and Express Card solutions with OSX drivers for Mac. Unlike LaCie who hard-wires thier USB OSX driver code to their brand of drives, The Sonnet and CalDigit USB3 solutions work with a wider range of 3rd-party SuperSpeed backup drives.