The dual-interface Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt gets blazing speeds using either USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt, and is a great drive to get if you have a Mac laptop that includes Thunderbolt but not USB 3.0. It's priced well below other portable Thunderbolt drives, includes a Thunderbolt cable (something Apple charges $50 for), and is a handy way to share large files between a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and USB 3.0-capable PC. However, now that Apple has added USB 3.0 to its latest laptops, and given that very few Windows computers support Thunderbolt, owners of recent Mac laptops and Windows PCs looking for fast mobile storage should also consider less expensive USB 3.0-only drives like the
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