GTech vs OWC Hard drives?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 61132, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. 61132 Guest

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    Does anyone here have a Gtech or OWC external hard drive case? I am thinking about purchasing one of them. Only positive that I can see for the OWC is that I can put all my extra hard drives in there. I have to say, the look of the Gtech drives are really nice.
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    My cousin has a GTech and I like it a lot. Can't say anything for or against the OWC though.
     
  3. hsilver macrumors regular

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    OWC & G-Raid

    I use a lot of OWC drives and they are very reliable. CHeck the new OWC Alu drives and the Black Aluminum SATA Raid drives -y similiar to G-Raid's look
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Now, I havent used OWC's hard drive, but their customer service is great which also matters when buying something. I ordered a DVD burner from them, got it on Friday, and it was DOA. Called them Friday evening, they were very helpful, and a new DVD burner is on a UPS truck right now making it's rounds around town, waiting to be delivered to me.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I bought an external USB hard drive from OWC, but I've never bought the larger cases for multiple drives.

    FWIW, OWC has the best customer service of any online vendor I've bought from, they ship fast and are generally good to deal with.
     
  6. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    I like mine G-Drive made by G-Tech, specs in sig. It pretty fast too, I got up 60MB/s of transfer when I was playing a 10bit uncompressed video file at 3x time the play back speed. :D They are bit laud though, the aluminum case kinda amplifies all the noise.
     
  7. RHMMMM macrumors member

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    I have the RAID-0 OWC Case and I love it - works great and looks awesome too - super fast over FW800!
     
  8. 61132 thread starter Guest

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    Okk, I bought the g-tech drive, it is kinda loud for my taste, even though the design is awesome. I took it apart, and I was surprised to see no rubber anything to dampen the noise, the drive is mounted directly to the aluminum. How do the hard drives mount in the OWC. If it is the same way, Ill def take the g-tech over the owc, I like the design better. Its still so loud though!
     
  9. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    I have a g-tech and so far it has been very reliable and quiet (proud owner for about 6 months)
     
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    Ditto. All my RAM, internal drives, and external drives are from OWC. I love them. (Plus the OWC drives are completely silent)
     

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