What are the best Thunderbolt-compatible external hard drives?

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    #1Transcend TS2TSJM300

    Transcend TS2TSJM300

    The Transcend TS2TSJM300 is 2 TB external hard drive pre-formatted for MAC. It is equipped with USB 3.0 interface and a Thunderbolt interface for universal compatibility. It can store a full 336 hours of 1080p High-Definition videos.


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    Diana Wu
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "For the price I think this is a good hard drive. It works well and I haven't had many issues with it. It does what it says. There isn't much to say about it other than that."
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    #2Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo

    Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo

    The Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo is an external dual hard drive storage equipped with RAID. It includes two Thunderbolt ports for high-speed multitasking and compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion operating system.


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    Ananya Chavan
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Extra storage and does what it's supposed to do. I have no complaints about this product. Based on the reviews, others are having the same experience with it."
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    #3G-Technology Hitachi G-Drive 0G03050

    G-Technology Hitachi G-Drive 0G03050

    The G-Technology Hitachi G-Drive 0G03050 is a 4TB external hard drive compatible with the Thunderbolt. It is designed for high-speed data transfer and formatted for Mac. It can also be reformatted for Windows.


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    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Hitachi G-Drive Thunderbolt is a nice external hard drive I have for my Mac. However, I don't feel I'm reallyy getting that great a deal. For an external hard drive that size, I really think I should be getting at least double that much storage space. 9.25 x 5.12 x 1.89 in for 4 TB is kind of a rip off but other than that it's fine."
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    #4LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2

    LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2

    The LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 is a 6TB desktop external hard drive with an aluminum body for reduced noise and vibration. It is equipped with a USB 3.0 and Dual Thunderbolt 2 ports for universal compatibility.


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    Ai Feng
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "Good solution. Gets 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Over 300 reviews."
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    #5CalDigit Tuff 500546

    CalDigit Tuff 500546

    The CalDigit Tuff 500546 is a 2TB external hard drive that is compatible with the Thunderbolt 3. It is IP57-certified and backwards compatible to USB 3.0 and 2.0. It has a transfer speed of up to 130MB/second.


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    Laura Edwards
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It can be tricky to find compatible hardware. A little high price."


Best What are the best Thunderbolt-compatible external hard drives
1Transcend TS2TSJM300Electronics 12 Paid
2Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt DuoElectronics 7 Paid
3G-Technology Hitachi G-Drive 0G03050Electronics 5 Paid
4LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2Electronics 3 Paid
5CalDigit Tuff 500546Electronics 2 Paid

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