It is a USB powered drive, but like I said before, it worked perfectly fine in other Macs and PCs without having to use any sort of adapter. Does USB The whole reason I get these slim USB drives is I do a lot of mobile work, and having to plug in USB drives is a pain and just another cable mess. Did apple really give us a laptop with insufficient power for USB devices??
:/ Well this certainly puts a damper on things. I hate, with a passion, having to plug in all these extra little wall warts and whatnot, and really makes things quite useless when im out in the field and need to be able to draw off the mac. Id rather step down to USB 2 speeds than have to use another plug. Id love for someone from apple to weigh in on this...
Then get a Y USB cable. The Retina MBP has 3 USB port on them. You would use 2 of them for that drive. If you needed more then 3 then you get a regular 4 port USB HUB to plug into the other USB port.
Yeah ill have to check at the apple store. Theres only 2 USB ports on the retina, and they are on opposite sides, so the Y cable would have to stretch pretty far.
I would love thunderbolt drives, if they were affordable. I can get a 1TB usb3 drive for $100 or less, and at most any electronics store. Cant say that for thunderbolt.
My new MacBook Pro with the Retina Display arrived a couple of hours.'
After setting it I have now tried 3 diffrent USB 3 Portable hard dives and each one is slower then USB 2.
There must be some sort of problem with USB 3 with these new Macs.
I am very dissappointed at this time.
Ant ideal what gives with USB 3 with the MacBook Pro?
Heres the info on one of them. Looks like it sees it as a USB2 and not USB3:
Capacity: 999.46 GB (999,460,397,056 bytes)
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: Yes
BSD Name: disk1
Product ID: 0x0070
Vendor ID: 0x059b (Iomega Corporation)
Serial Number: 030000000000086A
Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
Location ID: 0x1d110000 / 6
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 0
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk1s1
Iomega Aperture Travel:
Capacity: 999.12 GB (999,116,419,072 bytes)
Available: 431.52 GB (431,517,982,720 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk1s2
Mount Point: /Volumes/Iomega Aperture Travel