7200rpm Portable Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by newsphere, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. newsphere macrumors newbie

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    Do these exist? I'm looking for something around the 250-320GB range, at 7200rpm for audio recording and whatnot backups. Are there any portable (powered by USB/Firewise) that have speeds of 7200rpms?

    The Western Digital Passport looked pretty sexy at a great price, but thats only 5400. Pity, really.

    Any advice? Thx!
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  4. BrittQ macrumors regular

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    Check it.

    Also notice that on the bottom right you can purchase just the case, then get the HD you want and put it in there.
     
  5. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

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    Check out a pro a/v dealer like Sweetwater or B&H. I use Glyph drives and they are great. Very rugged, portable and reliable for audio. They also are very quiet.
     
  6. newsphere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Maxtor looks good, but I've heard of some serious quality issues with that thing. The OneTouch is also AC powered...
     
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  8. blairwillis macrumors regular

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    If you're using a MacBook or MacBook Pro, consider replacing your internal optical drive with a second hard drive! Check out the Optibay from MCE:

    http://www.mcetech.com/optibay/
     
  9. blairwillis macrumors regular

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    Also, I have a Lacie rugged drive 7200 rpm with both USB/FW800 that has served well. I don't have an MCE optibay, but I'm considering it in the future. FWIW I run video projection for a band, and the FW800 / 7200rpm combo is excellent for pulling vid files in a jiffy.
     

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