Best cheapish external hard drive

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

  1. andmill macrumors member

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    Dec 10, 2006
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    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
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MAU4F7500G16/
    The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro RAID FW800 500 GB
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/ME8R7500GB32/
    And the ministack V2 500GB
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/MS2F7500G16/

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

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    Oct 31, 2003
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    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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