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EASY to open >>> Pricey but effective THUNDERBOLT ENCLOSURE.
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2018
If you're still using a Mac with Thunderbolt 2 connections and are stuck using all kinds of workarounds to get decent transfer speeds from external storage then here's, well, another workaround! The cool thing about this drive is that it can be quickly & easily opened up rendering it a Thunderbolt drive enclosure. True, it's a pricey enclosure but good luck finding ANY Thunderbolt 2 enclosure otherwise. The Seagate HDD inside can be used for whatever (get an $8 USB 3 enclosure and give it to a friend or connect it to wi-fi and make it external storage for your phone!) and a sexy new SSD can be inserted in its place. The whole swap involves 6 screws and a little tape (AND the torching of the LaCie warranty, mind you...). There're YouTube tutorials to walk one through the 5-minute process. You'll ultimately be limited by the SATA connection (to around 6 Gb/s I think), but that's nothing to sneeze at, especially if you've been stuck using those lousy USB 2.0 ports. Thank goodness for USB-C - now if we can just get Apple to let go of crappy Lightning tech - egads. Anyhow, give your Mac the gift of long life with an easy peasy speed enhancement and postpone all that traitorous talk of impending retirement for the beloved beast.