external harddrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by playm0de, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. playm0de macrumors member

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    Hey guys I am shopping for a 250 gig external harddrive priced around $100. Can you all point me in the right direction as far as the best ones? Thanks.
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i don't have any specifics for you, but my recommendations are to look for Western Digital and Maxtor and stay away from LaCie for reliability.

    i have the drive Lovesong linked to and it works great. plug it in and go. no problems.
     
  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    http://www.vantecusa.com/

    They make great enclosures.. at least so far they do.. I have three of them. I have one usb2/fw and two usb2/eSATA ones.

    I then went to frys and bought a few maxtor 250 GB drives on sale for what I thought was a good price.

    This will be more flexible, IMHO, than buying a prefabbed external drive.. this way, when bigger drives come out, you can swap out the drive.
     

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