external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tom Foolery, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    I am looking for an external HD mainly so i can use time machine among other things. i have found 2 that are at very reasonable prices i just don't know which one is better, or for that matter if either of them are any good at all

    the iomega HD is here
    http://www.iomega.com/direct/produc...&ASSORTMENT<>ast_id=63191&bmUID=1197410031927

    and the LaCie
    http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...665000FS10089693&catid=23795&logon=&langid=EN

    so if you could give me your opinions on the 2 drives or any other drives in a similar price range that would be great

    thanks
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I've had sterling performances from the LaCie drives.
     
  3. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

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    The only thing I am looking for in a external HD is a firewire connection. Simply because it is not being used on my computer and many things use the USB ports so they get filled up fast. JMO
     
  4. GregE macrumors 6502

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    I just got this one from OWC (enclosure actually arrived this morning and hard drives should be here tomorrow).

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/usb/raid_1/Gmax

    I liked that it was RAID-1 and firewire. I'm going to use it for Time Machine and to store my videos from my camcorders so I wanted the redundancy and speed.

    If I was just getting an EHD, I still think I would look for firewire. You could always get an enclosure and hard drive separate. Then when the hard drive dies, you still have a working enclosure. Or, if the enclosure dies, you can take the hard drive and put it in another enclosure and still have your data.

    Just my .02.
     

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