Best External Hard Drive?

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  1. neurophysicist, Nov 9, 2011
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    neurophysicist macrumors member

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    Hello,

    My old WD 250 drive I had used for years to backup my G5 (and now my 2011 MBP) is no longer useful (I have over 250GB of things on my MBP).

    What is the best deal for reliability/price etc. for an external 1 TB HDD with firewire800? Buyer experience would be nice. Thanks for the help.

    EDIT: Also, does anyone have advice as far as the best external cases for 15 MBP? I read some bad reviews about the hardshell incase. Does anyone have experience with Speck? https://www.speckproducts.com/macbook-pro-seethru.html
     
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    Rotation speed is only one performance consideration. Some 5400 drives are faster than some 7200 drives because their density is higher. If the drives are identical in other respects, the 7200 should be noticeably faster.
     
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    Same here, I have been using one of these for almost 2 years
     
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    My girlfriend has the clear one and it keeps the computer safe, but man is it a dust magnet. She has to take it off at least once a month to clean out the dust and crap around the edges. I also think that it adds a bit of weight to the top half which weakens the hinge a bit over time.
     
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    +1 for OWC drives. Used them for years without issue. Great guys to deal with too.
     
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    Is it too much to ask for a hard drive case be made out of wood so it will match my desk :D
     
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