advice on buying an external hd

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by russed, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. russed macrumors 68000

    russed

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    i am in need of some extra hard drive space on my 12" powerbook. i dont need a really huge amount of space so something like 60gb would be about right. i wouldnt want to spend above £100 so can anyone advise me on which would be the best?
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

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    Well, I would recommend something from OWC or from Fantom...I have a Fantom 75G drive, which I have had for a long time (it cost $700 when I bought it, to give you an idea)...with no problems...so I can't help but recommend. Their newer drives are quite spiffy (titanium). OWC has just been often recommended...The thing is, I am not sure if they are available to you in the UK...if they are, they should be well w/in your price range for a 80G model...here are links:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/Static_Pages/index.cfm
    http://www.fantomdrives.com/products/firewire/hd.php4
     
  3. herr_neumann macrumors 6502

    herr_neumann

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    I ordered this today:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=22-152-011&de

    I am going to throw it in a firewire case for around another $40-50, for a total of less than $150 shipped [i think that is less than 100 pounds, but I have no clue what the exchange rate is(I stopped getting the WSJ when I joined the army)]. I am not sure if they ship to GB but it is a pretty cheap solution to you hard drive woes. You could probably find a cheaper drive somewhere, but I am not big on rebates.
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

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    if you dont want to get the drive and encolusure separately

    try la cie or weibetech

    i use a 200 gb weibetech and i am pretty pleased with it
     

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