External HD Compatibility??

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  1. curtis.fic macrumors newbie

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  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    There is no reason this hard drive will on work with your iBook. It is a good name brand too. But...This hard drive is specially designed for the Mac Mini to rest on top of it. You may be paying a premium for that feature, but I'm not sure.
     
  3. nagromme macrumors G5

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    FYI, LaCie brand external drives come highly recommended. (I like mine just fine.)
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    the Lacie d2 250 has both FW 400 and 800 as well as USB2.0. We use two with no problems.
     
  5. curtis.fic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks..!

    Do you guys prefer Firewire 400 over USB 2.0??

    Is there a marginal difference..??
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    There are a million threads about this, so I'll give you the short answer. Firewire is noticeably faster. But is is very nice to have USB incase you want to plug into a computer that doesn't have firewire (and most PCs don't). Most people here get hard drives that have both USB and Firewire.
     
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