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Old November 8, 2018, 10:37 AM
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My sister needs a rugged hard drive.

I am looking at this https://www.amazon.ca/LaCie-Rugged-T...underbolt&th=1

However I am curious if I get a rugged external and put in my own hard drive. Then get a cord that goes from usb to thunderbolt and plug it in her macbook pro. Will this work. This macbook pro is like 5+ years old. Two usb and one thunderbolt. I know nothing about thunderbolt. Is it faster?

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Old November 8, 2018, 11:16 AM
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Lately, the HDD's I've seen that were in external enclosures like the WD Passports actually do not even have SATA ports. The PCB on the HDD is actually the USB interface. Not sure about that Lacie but you may want to see if you can find a tear-down, but I suspect since it is a Rugged drive, it will probably be damaged when you try to open it up.
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