AEBS - which external hard disk to get?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by JamesBerry, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. JamesBerry macrumors member

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    I want to get an external hard drive for my Airport Extreme, in the range 1tb (maybe 1.5tb but likely 1tb).

    Google reveals some people have had problems with particular drives so I thought I would ask which drives work well so I can just avoid any problems in the first place?

    Best wishes
    James
     
  2. TheHumphries macrumors member

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    I have a couple different versions of Western Digital's MyBooks and they all work perfect!
     
  3. fiatlux macrumors regular

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    You could use an Iomega Minimax which fits neatly under the AEBS (same shape and size but Aluminium finish like the Mac Mini). As a bonus, it has a built-in USB hub which can be used to add further disks or printers to the AEBS.

    The only negative is that the Minimax can be quite noisy when the disk warms up and the fan spins at full speed. At least my 500 GB Minimax was.
     
  4. JamesBerry thread starter macrumors member

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    The Minimax sounds great, since I was also thinking of moving my printer over there... ordered!

    Thanks!

    Best wishes
    James
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    WOW...choice made in only 2 posts and 47 minutes! :D
     

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