Reccomend me a external usb/tb drive that works well with macbook and windows 7

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by streetprince, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just got my 15 inch rMBP base a couple of days ago. And I must say I'm enjoying it. However I need an external drive solution that works well with my rig and this Macbook. I'd like to store all of my files (mostly music)on an external drive because I do all of my downloading on my rig which stays on 24/7 in most cases. I really don't want to leave the Macbook on when I'm not using it.

    So are there any drives that stand out as better than others in that market for what I want to use it for?
     
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    velocityg4

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    Any hard drive would work fine for both. It's all about how you format the drive that matters. ExFAT would probably be the best method for formatting. Since exFAT is compatible with both and doesn't have the file size limitation of FAT.

    As for a drive manufacturers I like Seagate, Hitachi and Western Digital. Iomega and Lacie are fine but you don't know whose brand of hard drive you are getting in the case.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. Yeah I almost bought a laCie when I was in the store but I really wanted a second opinion. Thanks.
     
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    Considering Seagate purchased Lacie about a year ago, it's a pretty safe bet any hard drives on the shelves these days by Lacie will contain a Seagate hard drive. Just sayin'
     
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    velocityg4

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    That's good to know. Lacie makes some top notch enclosures.
     

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