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imac abuser
Dec 16, 2004, 04:09 PM
Hello,
I'm looking for a recomendation on a good firewire 800 external hard drive. Also I would like to know if I store my pics ect on the external drive is there a way to make iPhoto pull them from the hard drive with out a ton of work?

parrothead
Dec 16, 2004, 05:18 PM
Hello,
I'm looking for a recomendation on a good firewire 800 external hard drive. Also I would like to know if I store my pics ect on the external drive is there a way to make iPhoto pull them from the hard drive with out a ton of work?

I suggest going to www.synchrotech.com and checking out their selection. I have had one of their firewire (400) disks for 3 years now with no problems whatsoever. They also look really nice, and are smaller than some other competeing brands.

imac abuser
Dec 16, 2004, 05:26 PM
Thanks I will do that :)

cluthz
Dec 16, 2004, 06:50 PM
The LaCies triple interfaces are also nice! They have FW400/FW800/USB2.0 connections. I've got one myself and LaCie is highly regarded amogst many MacRumor users.

Blue Velvet
Dec 16, 2004, 06:59 PM
LaCie D2 or Big Disk Extreme.

Built like a tank, very nippy on FW800... have one at work for network backup (320gb), will be purchasing another within the next 6 months...

Fairly quiet, too...

Comes with all cables and Silverkeeper backup software.

nutmac
Dec 16, 2004, 07:23 PM
Another vote for LaCie d2 drive. In a bit of coincidence, I have posted a review (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00064FXTI/qid=1103246560/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl23/102-6805381-0706503?v=glance&s=electronics&n=507846) at Amazon today.

colinet
Dec 16, 2004, 07:32 PM
I've got a 250 gig La Cie D2 Extreme (FW 400 & 80 no USB) The FW 800 is brilliant and backsup at up to 2 gig per minute. La Cie is top quality stuff.

iriejedi
Dec 17, 2004, 08:37 AM
Just bought the 250 gigger last night $269 at Apple Store - probably cheaper online - it is quiet and FAST

:-)

I've got a 250 gig La Cie D2 Extreme (FW 400 & 80 no USB) The FW 800 is brilliant and backsup at up to 2 gig per minute. La Cie is top quality stuff.

neut
Dec 17, 2004, 09:28 AM
iPhoto library manager (http://homepage.mac.com/bwebster/iphotolibrarymanager.html)

OWC drives (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/fw800-drives/)


peace.

Steven1621
Dec 17, 2004, 09:53 AM
macally makes a FW800 enclosure that goes for something like $77 on newegg.com. always better to go with the enclosure and HD.