best externam harddrive for my PB

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

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

    Feb 13, 2003
    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


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Go to Other World Computing at They have some great deals on hardrives. Makes sure to click on "FW 400/800 External Storage" under hardrives.
  3. weev macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    The ice cube hd enclosure is a good option.

    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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