2.5" external firewire drives, which to get? (can anyone benchmark their firelite)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by pinktank, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. pinktank macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2005
    Does anyone have experience with such drives, I'm looking for something reliable

    The verbatim firelite seems very reasonable but I can't find any benchmarks, can anyone bench theirs for me?
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816


    Nov 30, 2003
    You might find it cheaper to get an external notebook enclosure + a notebook HD.

    When I replaced the HD in my old PowerBook I dropped the old one into a Macally PHR-250CC.

    Edit: If you do go this route, just make sure the drive and enclosure have the same interface (newer drives have SATA interfaces).
  3. kevlong macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    In the end I selected a Freecom ToughDrive, 250GB. It's a firewire drive and behaves impeccably.


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