Best 2.5" protable drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Kingsly, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #1
    Anyone care to share good/bad experiences using 2.5" USB 2.0/FW HDD's? I am in the market for one!
    I like: Firelite, LaCie porche.
    Suggestions?
    Should I just buy the HDD and a enclosure?
     
  2. RGunner macrumors 6502a

    RGunner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Location:
    Midnight Sun
    #2
    FW Portable

    Lacie drives are horrible, stay away.. far away.

    I would suggest the 'clear' OWC Portable case "firewire to go" (either in FW400/USB2 or the FW800/USB2 version). Then buy a 5 year warranty Seagate drive.. the 80GB 5400 seems to be the best price point. You will be thankful for the reliability and compatibility (just make sure you get an Oxford chipset).

    Good luck!
     
  3. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Location:
    Kansas City,MO/Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    those firelites are indestructable...


    shock mounted...magnesium case...ive dropped one out of a 2nd story window on a photoshoot and the thing keeps on tickin.

    go with the firelites...they even have a FW800 version in 80GB (has a converter cable so can be plugged into fw400 if necessary
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Location:
    UK
  5. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

    #5
    Any experience with some of the El Cheapo brands?
     

Share This Page