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kinzkarazy
Sep 26, 2013, 01:29 AM
Hi guys i'm new here on the forum and I just picked up a mba mid 2013 13 inch 2 days ago in stock spec and i was wondering which of these 2 external hard drive would be a good companion for my mba?, or if any of you guys have a better one please show me thanks:)

either this wd my passport
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Portable-External-Drive-Storage/dp/B006Y5UV4A/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380176883&sr=8-2&keywords=wd+my+passport

or this seagate backup plus
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STBU1000100/dp/B00829THO6/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380176917&sr=8-1&keywords=sea+gate+backup+plus



Idarzoid
Sep 26, 2013, 01:53 AM
I have the 2TB version of that My Passport, it has served me well so far, no issues.

I also have a 500GB My Passport Ultra, partitioned into two, 250GB for Time Machine, 250GB exFAT partition for my MBA and Windows PC, no problems with that either.

I can't speak for the Seagate drive but either will be fine, go with whatever you like the most.

DisplacedMic
Sep 26, 2013, 05:55 PM
I have the 2TB version of that My Passport, it has served me well so far, no issues.

I also have a 500GB My Passport Ultra, partitioned into two, 250GB for Time Machine, 250GB exFAT partition for my MBA and Windows PC, no problems with that either.

I can't speak for the Seagate drive but either will be fine, go with whatever you like the most.

same - i have the 2tb WD my passport. really like it.

Mrbobb
Sep 26, 2013, 08:44 PM
IMO, HDD are commodity items. Buy from an outfit where if you have to return no problem, and more GB per dollar. That's it. USB3 would be the only thing I want.

flowrider
Sep 26, 2013, 08:56 PM
Hi guys i'm new here on the forum and I just picked up a mba mid 2013 13 inch 2 days ago in stock spec and i was wondering which of these 2 external hard drive would be a good companion for my mba?, or if any of you guys have a better one please show me thanks:)

either this wd my passport
http://www.amazon.com/Passport-Portable-External-Drive-Storage/dp/B006Y5UV4A/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380176883&sr=8-2&keywords=wd+my+passport

or this seagate backup plus
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STBU1000100/dp/B00829THO6/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380176917&sr=8-1&keywords=sea+gate+backup+plus

Asked and Answered:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1625984&highlight=fusion

Lou