Type-C USB 3.1 Apple Compatible Backup DrivesThe future of Mac compatible storage devices, displays and other peripherals will all center around a Type-C connector. As the unifying interface for both data and power, Apple is standardizing on a future of USB-C and ThunderBolt 3 -- BOTH of which use the Type-C connection - for nearly every type of Mac compatible peripheral computing device.
Best USB-C Drives For Mac : SSD & HDDHere's a sampling of currently available Mac compatible storage devices with a Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface - though do note some of these backup drives include only a USB-C to USB-A cable for legacy connection to older Macs, but might NOT include a USB-C to USB-C cable for use on Apple's newest computers. Read product decriptions carefully as you may need to order one separately.
|Type-C SSD RAID||Type-C CalDigit HDD|
|Glyph Atom USB-C RAID
2x SSD Speed To 770MBps
|CalDigit USB-C Hard Drive
2TB - Speeds To 130MBps
|Type-C Samsung SSD||Type-C LaCie HDD|
|T5 USB 3.1 Solid-State Drive
250GB To 2TB SSD Storage
|Portable & Desktop USB 3.1 Hard Drives
Available 1TB - 8TB Capacities
|Type-C AData SSD||Type-C Sandisk Drive|
|10Gbps Gen2 SSD Drive
250GB Solid-State Drive
|128GB USB-C Flash Drive
Dual Type A & C Plugs
USB-C Mac Solid-State vs Hard Disk DrivesWith significantly faster data transfers, many will opt to buy a Mac compatible USB-C SSD drive for maximum read/write speeds. However those with large files should look to USB-C hard disk drives with multi-terabyte capacities.
With cost per gigabyte of SSD's collapsing, Apple compatible Type-C Flash and SSD drives are becoming suprisingly affordable if your storage needs are in the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB capacity range.