buying an external HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ubercrooner, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. ubercrooner macrumors newbie

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    Hello- I want to buy an external hard drive to back up my music and my personal music recordings as well as pictures, etc. I bought a western digital that I had to return. I need it to be pc/mac compatible but my mac is an OSX 10.3.9 The one I bought was only 10.4.11 or above. I would like to have it USB powered so I can bring my music collection places & just plug into a system. Don't want to spend much over $100. Is this possible? Help. Oh yeah- my pc is Vista and I've got a lot of music I want to put on the new hard drive from my Mac. Thanks
     
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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    How much space do you need. Western Digital makes a 500GB USB-powered drive, but 10.3.9 compatibility.
     
  4. ubercrooner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    500 is fine. Is it PC compatible also? What's it called? THanks
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Try this.
     
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    If your not looking to spend to much but just want back ups of your work & music the Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB is great and will work with your Mac & Windows. It's simple plug and play 2.0 & they also have a Western Digital My Book Studio Edition 500 GB USB 2.0/FireWire 400/FireWire 800/eSATA. :rolleyes:
     
  8. omarjk macrumors regular

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    I bought an Icebox which can be coupled with an internal hard drive of your choice, and guarantees FW4/800 compatibility if you ever need it, as well USB of course.
     
  9. SecondDealer macrumors regular

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    Personally I own a WD 1 TB My book with firewire 400/800 and I have no complaints about it, good luck on your search.
     

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