The Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ is by far the fastest portable drive to date and, for power users, totally worth the investment.
An increase in proposed speed for USB brings its throughput closer to that of Thunderbolt, though perhaps not for long.
The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.
Fast, flexible, rugged, and affordable, the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is one of the best high-end portable drives on the market.
The G-Dock and G-Drive introduce a new level of flexibility in external storage, and performance is fast.
The first devices that take advantage of the new standard's 10Gbps data-transfer speed should arrive in 2014. Too bad for Thunderbolt.
Thanks to its stellar performance and nifty design, the Lexar JumpDrive Triton is more than worth its relatively high price tag.
Corning says its new USB 3.0 cable is thinner, lighter, and bendable to your heart's desire.
That's your post-rebate price, but this is still one of the best deals ever on such a huge drive.
Versatile, good-looking, and fast enough for most applications, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3 makes an excellent buy for those looking for a portable Thunderbolt storage device.