Best external HD?

imacfreak

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Aug 19, 2004
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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?
 

jabrowntx

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Jul 5, 2007
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I've had good luck with buying American Media Systems external enclosures and slapping in my own drive.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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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.
 

imacfreak

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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?