Can i use thunderbolt or thunder bolt 2 on my Macbook pro 2011

I have a MacBook Pro 2011 with all the latest up dates.
I need a external hard drive for storage.
I have a MY PASSPORT for mac which is 2TB and its nearly full, plus my laptop is nearly full.
Will the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 work with my laptop if not what is the best i can get.
I need at least 4TB or higher.


LaCie 3TB d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

LaCie 3TB d2 Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 Hard Drive

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  • Great question Benjamin, as I have the exact same problem and would love an answer. I have already lost several terrabytes of info on a WD MyBookLive and Toshiba drive and I want to back up my Mac so I can upgrade from Snow Leopard (10.6.8), so this would be helpful info for me and others as well. I will cont to investigate and hope we find an answer soon. Cheers, Chad