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The first external hard drive with Intel's extremely pricey Thunderbolt fast cabling system has been announced by HGST, along with a Thunderbolt interface 2-drive dock supporting 2.5-inch disks. G-Technology is HGST's branded line of external drive products and HGST is a WD operating unit. Intel's Thunderbolt runs at 10Gbit/s …

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Len
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Not the first TB drive

The opening sentence is a bit confusing. This is HGST's first external Thunderbolt drive, not the first ever external TB drive. Other manufacturers such as Seagate have been making external TB drives for a while now and LaCie even has a whole line of Thunderbolt drives. http://www.lacie.com/uk/more/?id=10149

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Anonymous Coward

lacie only make enclosures...

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Anonymous Coward

Pedant.

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Boffin

More pedantic STILL...

LaCie don't just make enclosures - they make POPULATED enclosures, which separates them from those manufacturers making JUST enclosures. Their POPULATED enclosures have warranties on the storage inside, as apart from those selling JUST enclosures. Please get it right.

More importantly, they make some COOL LOOKING enclosures....

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/H9379ZM/A/lacie-3tb-porsche-design-p9233-usb-3-desktop-hard-drive?fnode=5f&fs=m.productGroup%3Dexternal%26m.productKind%3Ddesktop_hard_drives

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Holmes

Isn't this old news?

As a Mac user, I could have sworn that HGST have had these Thunderbolt drives out for a while...like this page showing user reviews from September 2012 would indicate:

http://store.apple.com/uk/reviews/H8248ZM/A/g-tech-4tb-g-raid-thunderbolt-hard-drive?fnode=5f&fs=m.productGroup%3Dexternal%26m.productKind%3Ddesktop_hard_drives

So do these drives simply not exist if a Windows-only user doesn't have a Thunderbolt port to actually hook them to?

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