Looking for a portable firewire HDD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LastLine, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Hey all

    I've found a few USB hard drives around that can fit nicely in a shirt pocket and are bus powered with capacities of up to 100GB.

    However as I'm overblown on USB devices right now i'd like to look for a firewire one to go with both my iMac and Macbook so I was wondering if anyone could suggest something of a similar size. If not I'll go with the USB one but fire wire would be advantageous.

    I'm in the UK so if anyone can suggest a pocket sized firewire HDD I can get here that'd be fantastic. :)
     
  2. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Notice this is an advice and discussion forum? Saying to google it isn't really that appropriate an answer is it? Sure I can google it, I want people's advice on one.


    Geez...

    EDIT: And that's an enclosure too....not a HDD...
     
  4. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure of the availability in the uk, but LaCie makes a lot of nice small drives that have FW interfaces.
    www.lacie.com
     
  5. x704 macrumors regular

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    iPod :D

    There are some other slightly larger laptop external HDs that are readily available for less $$.

    I guess it depends on how much money is in your wallet and how big your pocket is for the HD.
     
  6. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    X2 on the LaCie

    I have a 100gb F.A.Porsche and love it.
     
  7. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Notice how you are being a bit obtuse, condescending and lacking somewhat in manners.

    You also notice how i typed a SIMILAR query and got what I wanted because I googled for it. Basically you are making the task harder than what it should be. You didn't list anything in particular about your desire for a portable HD other than you wanted a small one. So my answer again is google for it.

    Or maybe it just the way different people work. Rather than bum straight away into a forum I usually take the time to look for it myself and THEN if I'm stumped I'll make a new topic.

    What I suggested was more than enough, it was a hint and an answer. Now if you had asked about the design aspects or reliability of a product thats different, I rarely trust website reviews and would look towards a forum for help. You asked neither, you just wanted something small with firewire. Your ignorance blinded you to the fact that the page I gave you also displayed relevant search words incase you bothered to do the search.
     

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