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Source While I think Thunderbolt is cool I don't really see the purpose for externals anyway that are USB 3.0 Capable, but I suppose some people want the fastest thing around.
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People want USB 3/esata/TB externals because USB 2 (aka, 30 MBps or so) is slow as crap.
    
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People want USB 3/esata/TB externals because USB 2 (aka, 30 MBps or so) is slow as crap.

I understand that, however paying ~$100 for something that is native USB 3.0 capable seems like a waste of money to me.
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Unfortunately, this is a useless product. Given that USB 3.0 can achieve around 80 MB/s as well, since HDD is now the bottleneck, USB 3.0 is more economical than Thunderbolt.

eSATA is even better, since it eliminates SATA to USB bridge chip.
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I understand that, however paying ~$100 for something that is native USB 3.0 capable seems like a waste of money to me.

Macs don't have USB 3, do they?
    
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Macs don't have USB 3, do they?

True. Unless you have laptop, a USB 3.0 expansion card is still better than Thunderbolt.
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