Best external HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by imacfreak, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. imacfreak macrumors member

    imacfreak

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    What are good reliable brands for external HDs? I'm looking for 500GB and up, for $150 or less. Also, from what I've read around here, firewire seems to be faster for external HDs, so what companies have firewire drives?
     
  2. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    I've had good luck with buying American Media Systems external enclosures and slapping in my own drive.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Everyone has their favourites. I have a WD MyBook drive. They come in USB only, USB/FW400 or USB/FW400/FW800. I find FW400 to be faster than USB for large transfers (like clones and movie files).
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    External 500gb and FW for > $150?
    Your ONLY bet is an enclosure and some random drive from eBay or Craigslist.
    Sorry but at that price point I'm not seeing it.
     
  5. imacfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    I found an external 500GB with USB for $119. I didnt think firewire would add that much cost, but I could be wrong. How much is a good 500GB drive with FW?
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Costco in Canada sells the MyBook Premium (USB/FW400) for CAD$159+tax. at least they did a few weeks ago.
     

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