Are all external harddrives the same?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WillMak, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    My ibook is really starting to feel cramped up and I've been entertaining thoughts about getting an external harddrive/backup. Are they all pretty much the same? In otherwords, will buying the cheapest possible one really be a big quality issue?
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    get the biggest HD you can wont regret it. LaCie makes good HD in a lovely package.
  3. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    actually would it be cheaper to buy an external dvd burner instead?
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Yeah, it matters. Just about all the bridge chipsets are decent these days, but power supply quality wanders all over the place. Unfortunately, it's not enough to go with a known brand name because even "good" brands have poor models. Of course, the drive inside matters too, try to pick up something where they are willing to tell you exactly what is inside.

    Spend some time searching through the MacRumors forums, either through the search box at the top of the page or with Google (add to your query), there are many, many threads about this already.

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