Final touches for ex-internal HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by briantology, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. briantology macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Alright, I know there have been tons of threads about external HDDs and such. I searched them and found a little help. But now I need to bring it down to the final choice. I basically need to backup my current HD because I'm getting a different computer (mac pro to iMac or MBP, I know, I'm crazy). I will also use it to save capture scratch from Final Cut. But anyways, I plan on an external HD about 150-250GB. I've heard different stories on how each brand performs, but it seems that Seagate gets recommended the most. So I thought about getting an internal Seagate HD and putting it in a case. I'm looking to spend $150 or less. So if anyone recommends any combo of internal HD and/or case (or pre-made if possible), I would appreciate it. BTW, are the OWCs any good? They sure look pretty...
  2. Gosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2006
    Seagate do have a good reliability record according to buyer reviews.

    I guess connection type is important too - so Firewire 400?

    If you pay a little more for a complete product like Seagate Firewire 200GB I think you would be quite happy!
  3. briantology thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    Well this one seems to be the best deal. But on newegg some people seem to have had bad experiences. But I guess that's just typical with anything electronic...

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