Airport Extreme External HDD recommendations.

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  1. DFierce macrumors newbie

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    Was about to buy the Seagate 5tb USB drive when I noticed some reviews cited issues with the APE.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for large (at least 4tb) drives that work well with the APE?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    What are these "issues," can you post a link? I'm curious to know.
     
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    Sorry, I was short on time and wanted to warn you off seagate.

    I would recommend an external drive enclosure and a HGST Deskstar NAS or Toshiba X300 4TB, both of which I've sourced before from Amazon. I recently bought one of these, which I use to house an 8TB HDD made by WD/HGST:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/ME3UHKIT0GB/

    It manages to keep dissipating heat very nicely when standing vertically in it's holder.
     
  8. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend the LaCie Porsche Design. I have the 8TB version. The Mac model has Mac-type finish in the aluminium. The Windows model is a darker brushed aluminium.

    People can say Seagate (which has bought LaCie) is garbage but every company has a bad batch run now and then. Looks and price count for a lot, especially when you can back up with Time Machine.
     

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