Whats a good backup external HD for iMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rhobes, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Rhobes macrumors 6502

    Rhobes

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    Hello-

    I'm interested in a backup HD for my iMac, mostly for pic storage. Probably a couple hundred GB, any idea's.

    Thanks...:cool:
     
  2. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rhobes

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    Thanks everyone, that did it. I ordered a 200GB Maxtor One Touch Firewire 800 (E01V200)
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Fixed
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Does your computer even have FW800?
     
  5. roadapple macrumors regular

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    yeah, that would be funny, but this drive has a triple interface :(
     
  6. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    Well that wouldn't be good
     
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  8. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, but that model also includes USB 1.1, 2.0 and FirewireIEEE 1394A. Went with this for future compatability.
    :D

    So I have two of the 3.
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Pretty much any HD/Firewire/USB 2.0 combo external unit will be fine. You may want to find a case with a cooling fan if you aren't too concerned with fan noise.

    I recommend Seagate HDs with those new fangled hyper-something bearings, an Oxford 911 chipset, and some nice thick firewire cables. :D

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     

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