Best External Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by MacAztec, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    My dad is looking for a good sized external hard drive to pair with his PowerBook. There are a few questions that have come up. Will Firewire-800 make a big difference in transfer speeds (if the drive is only 7200RPM w/8MB Cache)? Should we build our own drive?

    I found an OWC drive that has a 2 year warranty, Firewire800 and Firewire400, 160GB 7200RMS w/8MB Cache for $199 shipped. Can anyone find something better?
  2. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    LaCie is a popular favorite on these boards...
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    LaCie is nice, but I prefer to build my own. You get to pick your own drive and it less expensive to replace/upgrade as time goes on.
  5. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2004
    ct, us
    LaCie always seems to avert chipset compatibility issues and that sort of thing. Plus the d2 line is pretty nice looking.

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