Thunderbolt Ready (and of course USB 3.0 ready)

Status: Acknowledged
by ‎02-19-2012 07:54 PM - edited ‎02-19-2012 08:06 PM

I don't really get the difference in pricing for MyPassport PC and Mac. It's the same drive, the Mac version is slightly more expensive, but the PC version is compatible with usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 and the Mac version is not...

The thing is, not only will next Mac releases have usb 3.0 implented when Ivy bridges comes out but also Thunderbolt is on all Mac and coming rapidly to recent PC ultrabooks, WD hard drives or at least the MyPassport for Mac should be Thunderbolt ready and have the adequate slot.

Plus it makes MyPassport Studio clearly obsolete : nobody serious about Video/Graphic/Audio production and editing, and who uses a Mac, continues to use Firewire, which is clearly a dying interface.
It really is about Thunderbolt and I hope the next WD will be compatible because it's going to be REALLY quickly adopted by users compared to eSata or even usb 3.0.

In short : make the next MyPassport for Mac (and PC is a safe bet) with a micro-usb 3 and a thunderbolt port (and they are about the same size). 

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎04-15-2012 06:47 AM
I would have to agree with Augure that it is time for WD to move to USB 3.0 and Thunderbold as the new standard going forward. As a user, I am also tired of the Mac products getting the better looking updates to their drives while the PC versions look like cheap plastic. Come on WD and buld a drive that works for both markets that doesn't look like cheap plastic.
by on ‎04-16-2012 02:38 PM

Agree on the Thunderbold idea ... have a new MACBook AIR and would love to Thunderbolt vs USB .... Thanks,



by Staff on ‎05-12-2012 07:46 AM
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