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The Top 5 Mac external hard drives you can buy

Here are the 5 best Mac external hard drives you can buy in the UK.

WD My Passport Edge for Mac 500GBWD My Passport Edge for Mac 500GB

  • RatingRated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 20 November 12
  • RRP: £59 inc. VAT

The WD My Passport Edge for Mac 500GB is really a drive for all platforms, a super slim model with a good turn of speed.


 

Elgato Thunderbolt SSDElgato Thunderbolt SSD

  • RatingRated 7 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 10 July 12
  • RRP: £329 inc. VAT

The Elgato Thunderbolt SSD is one of very few bus-powered portable storage drives featuring the high-speed Thunderbolt interface.


 

G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt 8TB

  • RatingRated 9 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 27 April 12
  • RRP: £720 inc. VAT

Big storage and hyper-fast connectivity combine in the 8TB G-Technology G-RAID with Thunderbolt.


 

iStorage diskAshur 500GBiStorage diskAshur 500GB

  • RatingRated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 08 August 12
  • RRP: £159 inc. VAT

Adding to iStorage's range of secure storage is the iStorage diskAshur, a portable keypad-locked hard drive with USB 3.0 interface and the latest AES-XTS encryption.


 

WD My Book VelociRaptor DuoWD My Book VelociRaptor Duo

  • RatingRated 8 out of 10
  • Reviewed on: 26 September 12
  • RRP: £679 inc. VAT

With the introduction of the My Book VelociRaptor Duo, Western Digital adds another Thunderbolt-ready model to its growing line of My Book desktop storage devices. Here's our WD My Book VelociRaptor Duo review.


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