Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
Ernie -- thanks for the report. Matches my experience. I went with USB initially as a stop-gap measure, fully intending to migrate my herd of FireWire drives to Thunderbolt. My experience with USB (and the value measured against cost) has inverted my plans: I am migrating all to USB 3. I use the Thunderbolt for external monitors, and (via adaptors) Ethernet and, when needed, FireWire.
(Sent from my magic glass.)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
I have no reluctance to use the Thunderbolt drive to host this large Managed Library for use on my rMBP in the same fashion as I do with an internal drive in my Mac Pro. I don't have enough experience yet to say that about the USB 3, as I have only done data transfer and not editing, etc in Aperture.
With the Thunderbolt drive I have dedected no difference from using Managed libraries hosted on the SSD in the laptop.
I bought the LaCie because the drives in it can be hot-swapped in and out. But then I found out to remove the SATA drives from the sled that LaCie uses and mount them within the MP would invalidate the three year warrently on the LaCie. So that turned out to hold less promise than intended.