View Full Version : Good external hard drive to accompany MacBook Air?

Feb 17, 2008, 01:21 AM
What's a good external hard drive thats small and portable and is at least 350 gigs? I'm looking for one that I could take on the go with me that I could easily carry along. Also what are the prices these range at? Thanks! :D

Feb 17, 2008, 01:42 AM

Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136211)

320GB is the largest portable drive on the market at this time.

Clix Pix
Feb 17, 2008, 10:06 AM
The other day when I was at the Apple store buying Aperture 2.0 I saw the G-Tech Mini G-Drive, and it was adorable! It would look just wonderful alongside your MBA and is small enough to easily carry along with it. I think they come in various sizes, but the display model I saw was 160 GB. After my budget has a chance to recuperate a little from the purchase of the MBA itself I'm going to get myself a Mini G-Drive. I have several of the regular-sized G-Drives and they are excellent.

Feb 17, 2008, 02:06 PM
The new Western Digital My Passport Essential (320 GB, $200) is an excellent choice.

Feb 17, 2008, 05:32 PM

Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136211)

320GB is the largest portable drive on the market at this time.


I have two of these and they're a great complement to any Apple notebook but particularly to an MBA

Feb 17, 2008, 05:38 PM
That really looks slick.

I was planning on getting a time capsule, but do you guys think a wiser way to go would be to get the Airport Extreme + that Western Digital (net $359) instead of the 500 GB time capsule ($299).

I'm assuming you could hook up the Western Digital to Airport Extreme and then you can still then take the HD with you or hook it straight to the MBA if you want a quicker transfer. I don't need the extra 180GB and the extra $60 might be well worth it.


Feb 17, 2008, 08:27 PM
I have an external WD 160GB and a MBA. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their setups with the MBA and an external HD. Thanks.