Best External Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by MacAztec, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    My dad is looking for a good sized external hard drive to pair with his PowerBook. There are a few questions that have come up. Will Firewire-800 make a big difference in transfer speeds (if the drive is only 7200RPM w/8MB Cache)? Should we build our own drive?

    I found an OWC drive that has a 2 year warranty, Firewire800 and Firewire400, 160GB 7200RMS w/8MB Cache for $199 shipped. Can anyone find something better?
     
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    LaCie is a popular favorite on these boards...
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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    LaCie is nice, but I prefer to build my own. You get to pick your own drive and it less expensive to replace/upgrade as time goes on.
     
  5. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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    LaCie always seems to avert chipset compatibility issues and that sort of thing. Plus the d2 line is pretty nice looking.
     

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