best externam harddrive for my PB

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Heart Break Kid, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 17" ALBOOK - 1ghz and its got a 60 gb Hard drive.

    right now, i dont really need a portable HD - im in the market for a 80-160 GB external drive.

    i want to know which one is the best to go with. Ive been looking at the Lacie drives

    cost for me is a major factor. trying to keep it under $250 USD.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Go to Other World Computing at http://macsales.com/. They have some great deals on hardrives. Makes sure to click on "FW 400/800 External Storage" under hardrives.
     
  3. weev macrumors regular

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    The ice cube hd enclosure is a good option.

    http://www.firewiremax.com/icecu80035in.html

    You buy the box and put any hd you like in there (the box has a power supply). When you want to upgrade to a bigger drive you can keep the box. I find this the most cost effective solution compared to an all-in-one. There's more competition out there for separare (aka internal) HD's rather than externals.

    The actual HD you should get depends on use. Seagate seem to work fine, and they are quiet.
     

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