What do you use for external storage?

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  1. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    I have and like my Netgear wireless so I thought I would get the Netgear SC101 storage unit, but I see it only works with Windows. What do some of you guys use and how do you like it. Thanks!
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    I have a couple of Maxtor drives... one is Firewire-connected, and the other is network connected (i.e., it acts like its own computer on the network). They both work just fine.
     
  3. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    2 Lacie d2 Extremes 250GB & 160 GB via FireWire 800. 2 years and works great.
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I pulled a 40g Seagate out of my old PC, bought an enclosure, and reformatted it for OS X. It does what I need for now.
     
  5. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    WD Mybook
    ...I got it very cheap on newegg.com and it works great!
     
  6. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    1 Lacie D2 250 gig. I'll be getting another one soon, possibly a 500 gigger, since I am converting a ton of old VHS tapes onto my computer.
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I have an old Maxtor OneTouch external with the metal and blue design. I think it's 120GB, it's USB though. :(
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My girlfriend.

    I sit her down at night and backup by telling her 1101001001001001100010101. Then, if my Mac crashes I just ask her to repeat back what she'd heard. It's not the most efficient, but it works for me.
     
  9. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I use a USB 120 Western Digital Passport. :) It works great.
     
  10. chasemac macrumors 6502a

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    Leopard will have a program called Time Machine which she will love!:)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  12. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    A 120 Gb maxtor drive.

    I'd love to catch up with my dad, he's 20 Gb short of a Tb of storage!
     
  13. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I have a 250Gb LaCie drive that I'm very happy with.
     
  14. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    400GB MyBook firewire drive and an old 60GB drive stolen from a Compaq laptop that I made into an external firewire drive
     
  15. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    I just recently bought a 300GB Seagate drive, for ~170 bucks.
     
  16. lowtudoor macrumors newbie

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    I'll second that.
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    3rded. Two LaCie d2s and a Maxtor
     
  18. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    With my laptop i have 2 160 lacie rugged mobil hard drives, one is used for backing up and the other for tv shows from itunes and ripped dvd's.
     
  19. paintballer macrumors regular

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    I just store my stuff on my PC's 250GB HDD through my wireless network.
     
  20. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    Two Vantec Nexstar 3 eSATA/USB enclosures, one with a 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 and one with a crap 250GB Maxtor DiamondMax (9 or 10, I forgot).
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    FW Drives (100x1, 120x4, 250x2) and IDE Drives (300x2).

    The FW Drives I connect to all my Macs as needed to back up or access files.

    The IDE drives I use to back my PM933 each week, or more often as needed, by creating a clone of the start up drive. I alternate between the drives and physically connect them when I do the back up.
     
  22. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Yet another LaCie d2 and various other discs on network.
     
  23. skunk macrumors G4

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    I have a Mac Mini and a Micronet Minimate 500GB drive acting as network storage.
     
  24. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    I use an old Pentium III computer as a server that has six hard drives in it totaling 1.5 TB (1,500 GB) of storage. I run Linux on that server, which allows me very fine control over the performance (which is fantastic; you don't need much horsepower for a personal file server), and which allows me to run a secure FTP server so I can access my files from anywhere in the world.
     
  25. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    kinky...
     

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