Looking for a USB-C backup drive for a new MacBook? A steady stream of USB 3.1 Type-C adapters, cables, dongles and storage peripherals are reaching the market. A few USB-C flash drives, HDD and SSD enclosures and drive adapters have started to ship - with many, many more to come.
For some, a special USB-C to micro USB 3.0 cable can allow you to directly plug your Mac backup drive into your new USB Type-C MacBook. For others a USB-C to USB 3.0 Type A female dongle, cable or hub will let you plug in your drive's existing USB 2.0 / 3.0 cable in to preserve your storage investment. Explore what's available at this Mac USB 3.1 accessories blog.
Major drive companies like Seagate, Western Digital, LaCie and others have yet to jump on the USB-C storage market whole-heartedly, but there's products in the pipeline. They're just waiting for USB 3.1 to more broadly entrench itself on the Windows PC and Macintosh computing platforms.