External Hard Disk Recommendations??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Links77, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Links77 macrumors newbie

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    I own a Powerbook with a 60Gb hard drive and I've run out of room.
    What I need is a second hard drive but I have no idea which makes are the best or which model I should go for.

    From what I can see, something 160Gb-250Gb is the most cost effective size to go for, which suits me perfectly I think.

    But which one?
    In particular I'd love to hear from people who have actually used these for a while. Are they reliable or are they going to die and lose all my data in a years time?
    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. atari1356 macrumors 68000

    atari1356

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    The LaCie d2 seems to be pretty popular - I know a few people on MacRumors have that one and have reported it to be very reliable.

    Personally, I went the cheaper route and bought a MacAlly external case and put a Seagate Barracuda drive in it. It's extremely quiet and I've been very happy with it.
     
  3. aethier macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    i just bought a 400gb lacie d2 extreme for my powerbook. i like it a lot. it is also my first product to actually use my firewire 800port. i like

    i would recomend it. though it is not mobile, so i also recomend one of those firewire powered drives ( ihave that one too) also recomend it
     
  4. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    The most cost effective method is to purchase an HD enclosure and a seperate hard drive. See my sig for the setup I use. I love it, and it has performed very well.
     
  5. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    The Lacie D2s are solid and come with back up software for various things. I'd recommend them anyday.
     

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