External Firewire 800 Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by imac abuser, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. imac abuser
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    imac abuser

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    Hello,
    I'm looking for a recomendation on a good firewire 800 external hard drive. Also I would like to know if I store my pics ect on the external drive is there a way to make iPhoto pull them from the hard drive with out a ton of work?
     
  2. parrothead
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    I suggest going to www.synchrotech.com and checking out their selection. I have had one of their firewire (400) disks for 3 years now with no problems whatsoever. They also look really nice, and are smaller than some other competeing brands.
     
  3. imac abuser
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    The LaCies triple interfaces are also nice! They have FW400/FW800/USB2.0 connections. I've got one myself and LaCie is highly regarded amogst many MacRumor users.
     
  5. Blue Velvet
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    LaCie D2 or Big Disk Extreme.

    Built like a tank, very nippy on FW800... have one at work for network backup (320gb), will be purchasing another within the next 6 months...

    Fairly quiet, too...

    Comes with all cables and Silverkeeper backup software.
     
  6. nutmac
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    Another vote for LaCie d2 drive. In a bit of coincidence, I have posted a review at Amazon today.
     
  7. colinet
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    I've got a 250 gig La Cie D2 Extreme (FW 400 & 80 no USB) The FW 800 is brilliant and backsup at up to 2 gig per minute. La Cie is top quality stuff.
     
  8. iriejedi
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    Ditto

    Just bought the 250 gigger last night $269 at Apple Store - probably cheaper online - it is quiet and FAST

    :)

     
  9. Steven1621
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    macally makes a FW800 enclosure that goes for something like $77 on newegg.com. always better to go with the enclosure and HD.
     

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