Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to Kalebha)
This I have found is a very good "bang for the buck" drive. 7200 RPM drive, and USB 3.0, if later you can advantage of it. If you want anything faster, you will have to raise your budget quite a bit going with a Thunderbolt drive, in which case I would recommend the Seagate GoFlex.
You may also want to consider a LaCie's Rugged Triple in 500 GB 7200 RPM configuration, and use the $29.00 Thunderbolt-Firewire adapter.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to Kalebha)
I use a G-tech Slim drive. 500 GB with fast access and less than $100. Best part is that it's bus powered so you don't need any power adaptor.
If you want more, Elgato's SSD Thunderbolt drive is the cats meow. But it's expensive.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to Tgara)
I use a G-tech Slim drive. 500 GB with fast access
I have three of them, and they are amongst the slowest external drives I have (per Blackmagic Speed Test and observation). I find them only suitable for backup. Very slim though.