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Lacie Rugged 1TB Thunderbolt Drive $199 @ JB Hi-Fi

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LaCie Rugged 1TB Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 $199 @ JB HI FI - Cheapest on the Planet?!

Found this at JB HI FI Carousel today. (WA) not sure if it's Australia wide as I couldn't find the drive on there website. None the less great deal. Apple sells these for $269.95 and at this price they are cheaper then Amazon ($209.99 US) so maybe even the world :)

Yes this is expensive for 1TB but there are little to no drives that run on Thunderbolt so it's a great price to utilise the faster than USB 3.0 ports. I'm considering swaping out the HDD for an SSD, after watching this video! https://youtu.be/orBpdU3JK5g
Seems very easy to do. And especially appealing as the LaCie SSD versions are outrageously expensive!

Hope your store has them. Cheers

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  • Cheapest on the Planet?!

    Big call

    • Haha I know right. if someone can find it cheaper.
      = Win win for OzBar community.
      Challenge accepted

      • what's the prize?

  • If you are going to just swap out the drive then wouldn't a TB enclosure be cheaper? Or are they still up there?

    It's hard to justify even $199 if the drive inside won't fully take advantage of TB speeds.

    I was very tempted though until I read the specs.

    • This is a 1TB enclosure. Its not a waste of a HDD though. You can still use the 1TB in a PC or buy another cheap USB 3.0 enclosure for it. You would only swap it out if you wanted to take advantage of the 10GBPS the SSD/Thunderbolt setup gives you. LaCie sells them but they are crazy expensive.

    • I'm just going to wait for USB 3.1 drives to release and see what happens to the Thunderbolt drive market. Very few computers will have Thunderbolt (putting Apple PC's aside) but USB 3.1 will certainly be more commonplace.

      Since USB 3.0 enclosures don't cost that much more than USB 2.0 ones, a USB 3.1 drive would be a little more expensive but still cheaper than a Thunderbolt drive. The controllers that drive the Thunderbolt ports are also reportedly rather expensive, which drives up the cost of making TB peripherals.

      • Unless of course the USB 3.1 (Type-C) takes over then the units might be more expensive as its totally different hardware.