best external HD with Firewire and sleep function ?

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  1. macchiato2009 macrumors 65816

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    I'm hesitating between upgrading my mini by removing the SD to put an optibay + HD

    or getting an external HD

    the thing is to find the best external HD

    it should have or be:

    - firewire 800
    - sleep function/power saving
    - quiet


    3rd party external enclosure seem nice and have multiple ports (usb2, fw800 and esata) but do not manage sleep or auto on/off


    what brands would you recommend ?

    so far i'm thinking of the new WD My Book Studio (the one with an e-ink display)

    but there might be other HD....

    please let me know your thoughts

    thx
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This hasn't been updated in a while, but outside of a couple of hard drives, there isn't much missing.
     
  3. macchiato2009 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hi

    thx

    i'm asking because lots of new HD have been released over the past months/weeks...
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Welcome back. I was tired of giving away that link. Now it's your turn again.
    ;)
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I haven't really noticed. Two or three this week, but not a whole lot otherwise. Just because it's not the latest and greatest, does't mean it's not the best for you.

    Perhaps we should take turns. I'll do two weeks, then go on a break for two months...
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I'll try. What are you up to to leave for such strange amounts of time?
    Joined the foreign legion?
     

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