Best 2TB external drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by supafly1703, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. supafly1703 macrumors regular

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    Thoughts? Need to buy ASAP, USB2 will likely suffice, and I really like the Lacie Neil Poulton one...but advice is always great here.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    LaCie is good but you often pay the premium for design. This is cheap and has good reviews
     
  3. thejoshhoward macrumors member

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    Love this drive. It's been a trusty backup for me for quite some time.
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    My HDs

    I use this case
    http://www.inxtron.com/products/hdd3/sk3500/sk3500_superscombo

    together with this HD
    http://wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=733

    I plan to buy the same case again together with this HD
    http://wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=773

    so that i have a cheaper drive for daily time machine backups.


    The case has FireWire 800 and has very reliable electronic components. The aluminium-alloy of this case is based on duralumin, and has therefore a strength similar to a steelcase.

    I lost a lot of data with/on LaCie drives, and cannot recommend them. The internet is full with reports about the low quality of their electronic components. They are sometimes cheaper than my own solutions, but it is not worth it.

    Btw, i do not hear the WD Caviar Black in the above mentioned case, and the case is very cool (a bit more than room temperature).

    I did research the best cases and HDs for several weeks, before i found the above mentioned combinations. Do your own extensive research, and you will find your ideal case/HD combo.
     

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