B&H has the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus external hard drive with USB 3.0 for $139.99 (reg. $199.99). Note, you must use promo code SHOPEB40 at checkout to get this pricing. You can find it while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Seagate 500GB Backup Plus Slim portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $44.99 (reg. $69.99) in limited quantity. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus Slim Portable External USB 3.0 hard drive for $99.99 (reg. $129.99) through November 22, 2014. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
[Update: There's also a different Seagate 2TB portable model available on Amazon for $89.99.]
B&H has the WD 8TB My Book Duo external RAID hard drive for $379 (reg. $449). It uses USB 3.0 for RAID 0 data transfer rates up to 290MB/s, which is just as good as the Thunderbolt version of this drive delivers. It comes pre-formatted NTFS for Windows; however, it can easily be reformatted for Mac users as well. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.
After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more...]