Wednesday, November 21st 2012
Freecom launched the Mg line of external hard drives with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 interfaces. While either interfaces are fast enough for the roughly 100 MB/s hard drive with 1 TB capacity, the point behind the design is probably to cater to both 2011-'12 Macs/MacBooks with Thunderbolt minus USB 3.0, and the more recent Macs with it. The drives come pre-formatted with the HFS+ file-system. The drive bagged this year's Red Dot design award thanks to its classy magnesium alloy chassis. Measuring 129 x 81 x 15 mm (WxDxH), the drives weigh about 175 g.