External Hard Drive Decision

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fansub, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. fansub macrumors member

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    hey everyone, im looking at getting an external hard drive for my 15" MBP. These are the two designs that im looking at to sit next to my MBP. What i really want is this (the one on the top), its a Pleiades Taurus Enclosure (http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/taurus/pdd_raid) which i could get for about $200 U.S
    However the one on the bottom is alot cheaper (i can get it for $60 ish U.S.) and looks good (http://www.macpower.com.tw/products/hdd3/pleiades/pd_usb2)
    My question is: is there anything out there similar in looks to this range of hard drives that i could get for less.
     

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  2. eldino macrumors member

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    i have the Plaiades.. it's a fuc*in sexy case... i have the usb 2.0 + fw400 one... dude, it's really amazing.. get it :) leave those 20$ crappy cases to n00bs, pay for the quality and the design :)
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    You should also check out drives from G-TECH. They have a very similar look to them. You can find them on the apple website, or on right here.
     
  4. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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    I have the case on the right (repacked by Rosewill) and just a warning: There is a very, very bright blue LED behind the top of that grille that burns with the fire of 1,000 suns.

    I guess you could disconnect it, but I just hide the drive. Other than that, it is an absolutely fantastic enclosure.

    Also, I have seen other brands exactly like that Raid enclosure and I think they only have FW400 on the front. That would be very annoying and ugly if that is the way you will be connecting.
     
  5. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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    Can you buy the second drive right off that website? I think it looks really neat and am wondering if i can purchase it directly from the website, because i didn't see a "buy now" option.
     
  6. eldino macrumors member

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    yeah I have seen those and i think they are very sexy too, but it seems they aren't available in Italy :-( and btw they can't be sold alone, without the disk inside right?
     

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