Go Back   Hardware Canucks > HARDWARE > Peripherals

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 8, 2018, 10:37 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 11

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?

Last edited by Kingh; November 8, 2018 at 10:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 8, 2018, 11:16 AM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,086

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.
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
Asus X99-E WS/USB 3.0
2 x GTX 1070
4x4GB Corsair LPX 2666MHZ
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 240GB Patriot Blaze SSD RAID0 :)
HP OMEN 32 1440p 75hz

Benq W1070 Pojector.

EK Supreme HF, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PC for I7 2700K and P8Z77 V-PRO/Thunderbolt combo Your_friendly_gamer Price Check 9 September 19, 2014 10:54 AM
Can USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt Co-Exist? COMMENT THREAD SKYMTL Storage 6 November 29, 2012 05:53 PM
Lacie Rikiki 500gb USB3 - Works only on USB3 port? CMetaphor Storage 4 September 14, 2012 04:08 AM
Thunderbolt Monitors Pax Display Units 5 September 1, 2011 03:25 AM
LaCie Intros 4x Blu-ray External Burner Hardware Canucks Press Releases & Tech News 0 May 28, 2008 11:25 AM