Best external HD for MBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agore, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. agore macrumors member

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    What external hard disks, portable or deskbound, is everyone using on their new SR MBPs?

    I would be using the external primarily for running Parallels images, so I assume that using the FW800 port would give me the best performance.
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I am using a WD mybook pro. 500GB FW800. It runs great, and it matches my MBP.
     
  3. jvencius macrumors regular

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    I'm using one of THESE. It works very well, and even though it's kind of pokey-slow (USB 2.0 only, would have preferred FW400/800) I got it for $75 out-the-door so I can't complain too loudly. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I have a wd passport for sale in the marketplace works great 50 bucks...
     
  5. verity macrumors member

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    I finally decided to go with the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro drive. Really like the look of it, trust OWC anyway, and it should keep me covered in the future with eSATA.
     
  6. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    Have a new Gdrive mini......which matches the mBP perfect :)
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Iomega 320GB hard drive and an Iomega 160GB portable drive.
     
  8. bld44 macrumors 6502

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  9. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    The Passport is awesome. It's a tiny 120GB External powered by the USB. It comes with a case and everything. Sweet little drive.
     
  10. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    2 WD MyBook Pros! I bought a 250gb a few months back and another 500gb just recently. I just can't get enough of their cool silver book design. Just makes you wanna buy more and more so you can build a "hdd library" on your book shelf.
     
  11. cervaro macrumors regular

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    I've got an Iomega 640Gb Ultramax with Firewire 800 at home, and am considering my options for portable use at the moment. Have to say the 250Gb WD Passport is looking good at £95 from Amazon UK.
     

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