Best External Hard Drive for Macbook

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  1. mgershon02 macrumors newbie

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    So I am already running out of space on my 120gb macbook, so I am looking to get an external hard drive. What are the best ones to get if you are going to be using it as almost a second hard drive not just a backup. I want to run vista off of it along with fusion. Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Why not just upgrade your internal drive to a larger one? That's your easiest solution.

    But if you are looking for external drives (or internal ones), I highly recommend the ones from OWC.

    eshop.macsales.com
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Whatever you get, don't get a WD MyBook. Even though my boss has one and his works fine, i've had to get mine replaced since it came with a faulty firewire cable out of the box (got that RMA'd) then the power adapter died about 2 weeks ago, leaving me without my hardware until I had to pony up 280 dollars collateral for them to ship me out new components.

    I did use a Lacie a while back, and its was pretty rock solid. I also have a 1Tb hitatchi that works and is bootable.
     
  4. mgershon02 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looking at the neptune from owc and it looks pretty good, just one question, what does bootable mean?
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    That means you can load an OS (Operating System like MacOSX) on it and boot from it.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Sorry that was an ambiguous statement on my part. All external hard drives (Firewire, USB) should be bootable on intel based macs. I stated it for reassurance :D
     
  7. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    does upgrading the hard drive, not through apple, void the apple care if it crashes?


    ( prob a stupid question but thought i would ask)
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If the HDD crashed you'd lose a drive and not much else. Maybe if it was a failure the HDD manufacturer with cover it; Apple will only cover the original drive.
     
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