Best portable external Hard drive for MBP?

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  1. chhc macrumors newbie

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    Im looking to get a portable external hard drive for my 2.2 MBP... Any thoughts?
     
  2. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    The new western digital 250gb passport looks nice.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    I own one of these:

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    160GB 2.5" drive, USB 2.0 connection. The drive gets all its power from USB too so you don't have to worry about carrying a power supply.

    Costs £89.00 (~$160).
     
  4. meleemark macrumors newbie

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    Depends alot on your price point.

    Anything from G-technology has always been first rate from my experience.

    http://www.g-technology.com/Products/G-DRIVE.cfm
     
  5. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    The most important part of an external is reliability.

    We love G-Technology drives. No problems. 8 drives. 3TBs. Video Editing-writing over and over again.

    Highly recommended.

    I don't work for G-Tech.
     
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  8. sailnavy macrumors member

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    drives

    Depends if you want USB to provide power, or what you're using the drive for. I'd go to dealmac.com and find a name brand on sale. If you're looking for extra storage on the go, I'd recommend trying to upgrade the drive in your MBP instead of hauling around an external.
     
  9. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    My Book Drive

    I have the My Book 500GB essential version. Very smart looking with my Blackbooks:apple:
     
  10. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i got two 500gig My Books, one HFS format, one FAT Format, fills all my needs
     
  11. sailnavy macrumors member

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    Creative Answer

    Depends on how much space you need, but perhaps an old iPod from eBay? I have my old 1st Gen iPod as a back up boot drive, just in case.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Depends on the emphasis of portable by the user. Big difference between an external one and a portable one.

    External drives require power from the mains, portable ones use power from USB/FW.

    If the user isn't fussed about carrying a mains adapter then +1 on the MyBooks.
     
  13. chhc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    by portable i mean power from usb and easy to carry around... Also if you upgrade you hard drive in a mbp doesn't that void the warranty? I need a 160 gb... I guess i should rephrase the question i just wanted to see everyone's discussion, so i need a portable 160 gb external drive. What is the best drive for under 150?
     
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  16. Sonic macrumors regular

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    I keep having these things die on me so I'm getting the most solid one I can find: The Lacie Rugged 160GB FW800 - encased in aluminium with rubber shock absorbers. If it's for you backup data, it's worth the 200 dollars.
     

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