Attractive External Hard Drive

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  1. evildead macrumors 65816

    evildead

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    I'm looking for a new External Hard Drive but I want some thing attractive enough to sit next to my iMac G5.

    Can anyone make any reccommendations for a good looking HD? In iMac White or maybe in a bright color?
     
  2. Dafke macrumors 6502

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    what about these, i think they're cool:
    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10693
    they go in red, blue and white
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, I was expecting those LaCie drives to me more expensive. I'm still partial to my Maxtor One Touch II. I love the metal case.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, those lego brick ones are cute. Is there anything that closely matches the white plastic / glossy style of the iBook / iPod / iMac?
     
  5. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    tight-

    This is my favorite design on the market right now. I was thinking about picking one up after the holidays for an extra HD that I have laying around. Look at all the ports, and the sleek look; pretty tight!

    http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/m9/m9dx
     
  6. ruftytufty macrumors member

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    LACC has the MacPower M9-DX (tho not under that name) for $69. A good option if you need the port replication (esp. Firewire, since Firewire hubs tend to be pricey).
    http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/index.cgi?command=dispitem&type=sku&sku=23737

    Note that you can choose any disk enclosure you want (dealmac always has a bunch listed), buy a parallel ATA drive separately, and put them together yourself - very easy, and you get to pick the brand of drive you want.

    There are a few enclosures out there designed to hold SATA drives, but they are much less common, and will explicitly say that in the product listing.
     
  7. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    The ones that look like a Mac mini are cool looking.
    But if you're putting it near an iMac, I suggest hiding the hard drive unit.
    The iMac is a very esthetically pleasing design. Hide the extraneous stuff.
     
  8. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    i don't know of any white plastic drives, but the aforementioned lacie porsche drives are really nice and cheap, and their alu design compliments the white plastic quite nicely in my opinion.
     
  9. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    i like this one.. its an enclosure.. i have it next to my 20 inch imac.. and looks good.. if i had a powerbook or powermac it would match perfectly..
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Errrr...*which* one?
     
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    k

    the rosewill is wicked a little loud but very good and very mac compatabile
    i got the rx30 very happy
     
  13. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, the Rosewill RX drives look really nice and especially when next to a Power Mac G5.

    I might get one to go with my Power Mac.
     
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    Wow, that Dynex is UGLY!

    I recently bought a 500GB Lacie D2 Big Disk Extreme that looks great sitting next to my 20-inch iMac G5.
     
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  17. evildead thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, i was thinking the same thing. Maybe find a place to hide it on the floor.

    Thanks for all the input!! the Rosewill looks very nice. Ill keep looking. I was hoping for something in iMac White.
     
  18. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Ive been looking at the lacie 250gig porsche drive, its really nice and only 141$ on newegg. The only bad thing (or maybe a plus) they only have firewire only or usb only.
    And also if those lacie bricks came in firewire I would totally get one, they look so cool.
     
  19. kparvez macrumors member

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    Make sure it's a Firewire Hard drive

    Just for your info, you may want to consider getting a firewire based hard drive instead of a USB based one. You can't boot up Mac OSX from an external hard drive if it's USB based, but you can if it's firewire based.
     
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  21. madd lock macrumors newbie

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    After about a week of researching the best external hard drive for my dual G5...reading review after review and finally narrowing down my choices to 2, which was the owc's mercury elite-al pro 250 GB
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    specs here-> http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MAU8F7250GB8/

    and the Iomega's Black triple interface
    [​IMG]
    spec's here-> http://www.iomega.com/direct/produc...id=26890319&bmUID=1134545291119#prod-info-nav

    So after going back and forth with these 2...I finally placed my order with OWC for the 250GB this morning :D
     
  22. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I got an enclosure from CompUSA for 40 bucks. Just buy your own hard drive, put it in there and you're all set. The enclosure is aluminum, so it matches well with PowerMacs and PowerBooks
     
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