external hard drives

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brsboarder, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    just wondering if any external firewire drive would work, I saw a memorex on sale locally and wanna pick it up, im using an ibook g4
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    your ibook has usb 2.0 and firewire 400, so it will work with 99% of external drives. there are some drives that also use firewire 800 (which is only on 15/17 powerbooks and powermacs) but they almost always have other choices. if the drive can use either usb or firewire, i think most people, myself included, would recommend you use firewire...

    out of curiosity, what is the deal on this drive?

    reality

    edit: i checked memorex's website, and it seems they don't sell external drives... :confused: maybe you meant maxtor?
     
  3. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

    timnosenzo

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    Personally, I bought a LaCie external drive because Apple seems to play nice with them. Occasionally you'll hear of some Apple update not being compatible with certain chipsets on a particular drive...but LaCie's don't seem to have this problem.

    Just my $0.02 :)
     

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