which external 500gb hard drive to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Davidsilence, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Davidsilence macrumors member

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    My Maxtor 250gb hard drive is nearly full up and I was just about to purchase a 500gb lacie until i read a number of horror stories on the web about this drive being very unreliable. Now I don't know which way to go with it should i buy a smaller capacity drive or maybe an internal for my ageing 450ghz sawtooth powermac?
     
  2. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    HOW DO YOU FILL 250 gigs!!!
    sry had to ask idk anything about your question.
     
  3. Davidsilence thread starter macrumors member

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    very easily

    take some large photoshop files then add a few home directory backups lots of photos movies music and voila
     
  4. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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    maby throw in a few torrents and you've got a perfect mix! :rolleyes: :p


    No.. on a serious note, I think the best cost to storage ratio is 250gigs. I don't know if this is true with external harddrives, but it is with internal. I would recommend building an external drive. I got some amazing deals at outpost.com a while back. I think there was a deal for a 300gig hdd for $100. You could get two of those for much less than a single 500gig drive.
     
  5. Fireburst macrumors member

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    I am currently using a Lacie 320GB big disk extreme and I have been very happy with it so far. Nice and quick over FW800.
     

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