Is this time machine ready? Also what is the difference between this one and the "SSD" version?

  • Asked by Peter D
  • Oct 26, 2012
LaCie 1TB Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive

LaCie 1TB Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    "Time Machine Ready" simply means that the drive is formatted as Mac OS Extended and connects to your computer's FireWire, USB, or Thunderbolt port.

    Since this drive can connect via USB3, USB2, or Thunderbolt, and is formatted for the Mac, then yes, it is Time Machine Ready.

    This version of the drive uses a hard disk drive and will be slower than the SSD version of the drive.

    • Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
    • Oct 28, 2012
  • SSD stands for Solid State Drive (flash drive). A regular drive has moving parts, a Solid State Drive does not. It has long been used for portable memory (cameras, flash drives, cell phones, MacBook Air) because it is more stable and much faster (but more costly).

    • Answered by Laura S from Calgary
    • Nov 7, 2012