Best cheapish external hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by andmill, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. andmill macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2006
    Im about to buy another external hard drive to be used with my macbook, and maybe more later.
    I love the LaCie D2's style, but they do have many problums. I like the G-drives but they cost a little to much per gig for me, id really like to keep it under $.65 a gig. and i love pro looking encluseres!
    i have a few drives im looking at now
    The OWC Mercury Elite-AL 500GB World Computing/MAU4F7500G16/
    The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID FW800 500 GB World Computing/ME8R7500GB32/
    And the ministack V2 500GB Technology/MS2F7500G16/

    Do you think i should get something else?
  2. garfield2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2003
    I've been happy with my Western Digital MyBook Premium 320GB. Newegg has the 320GB for $159, the 400GB for $189, and the 500GB for $204. It is a nice black color, doesn't need a stand, blue capacity indicator on the front and most of all firewire so that I can boot OS X from it. Good luck. :)

    Edit: Essential edition is USB only, Premium has USB+FW400 and Pro has USB+FW400+FW800.

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