A Discussion of External Hard-drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by TiBookG4/5, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. TiBookG4/5 macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
    I am preparing to purchase an external hard-drive and need a device that holds about 100GB-200GB of storage space. I would like to hear recommendations on the best possible device to use with a PowerBook G4 500 using OS 10.4.1. I have heard positive feedback about the current LaCie d2 and mobile series drives. Please provide any assistance to steer me into the direction of the best drive that will also be compatible with Intel based Macintosh computers.
  2. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2003
    I've had good luck with my LaCie Big Disk -- I know someone who has his 200GB LaCie d2 broken into four FAT32s and an NTFS (from before he switched) and he doesn't have any trouble with Windows or Tiger.
  3. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    I have 4 macally drive enclosures. 2 of them have 160 G drives. 1 is firewire 800 and the rest are FW400.
    No problems. And low cost.
  4. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cheapest option would be to buy your own external enclosure and a 100-200GB hard drive and build it yourself.

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