best bus-powered, external mobile harddrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mark2288, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    so i'm looking for a small, bus-powered external drive to keep my songs, photos, and parallels OSes on...i went on tigerdirect and looked at several:

    Fantom Titanium Mini 80 GB 5400 RPM
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1579169&CatId=0

    Seagate Portable External Harddrive 100GB 5400 RPM
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1579169&CatId=0

    Western Digital Passport 60 GB 5400 RPM
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1579169&CatId=0

    Iomega Silver Edition 60 GB 4200 RPM
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1579169&CatId=0

    i'm liking the Seagate. Anyone recommend any other of these or any others?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. UnclePaulie macrumors regular

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    FireLite

    Hi, I'm not familiar with the models you listed, but I can recommend the FireLite 80GB external firewire drive. It's nice and slim and the case has put up with a good amount of abuse so far. They're a bit pricey, but that might be because I bought it from the Apple store.
     
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