Best external UNDER $200

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jshelton, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    I need a drive for my Macbook. 1) I don't neccessarily need Firewire but I'll take it. 2) It needs to be compatible with OS X and Windows. 3) I don't need more than 500GB. 4) The smaller the better.
  2. rocknpop macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Check these guys out, Other World Computing:

    You can get a 320GB, 7200 rpm, FW and USV for under $100! I have your same MacBook (early Peryn '08) 2.4Ghz, upgraded to 4GB Corsair RAM, highly recommend it. Fast delivery and apple :apple: specialized store.
  3. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    format the HD as fat32 to make it compatible with both OS's, but bear in mind, that it has a maximum of 4 GB per transfer (meaning a file larger than 4 GB won't transfer properly).

    If you need it for larger files, you can buy a license for NTSF by Paragon which allows Macs to read Windows (NTSF) drives.
  4. DavyC412 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2008
    buy an enclosure then get whatever HDD you want. cheapest solution for the biggest HDD. plus it will be swappable, if you want to upgrade to a bigger external itll be considerably cheaper and if the drive dies, again its cheap and easy to replace.

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