Best External Hard Drive?

MacAztec

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Oct 28, 2001
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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?
 

blackpeter

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2001
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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.
 

timnosenzo

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Jun 21, 2004
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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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