External drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mark28, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    WD elementals 1.5 Tb 86 euro. ( USB 2.0 )
    WD My Book Studio II 2 Tb 186 euro. ( Firewire 800, 400, USB & eStata )

    Difference in price, 100 euro, but the firewire drive has 0.5 Tb more and firewire 800.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    You can get two of those 1.5TB USB drives for the price of one 2TB FW800 drive. As stridemat said above, the question is, do you need the FireWire? If it's used for backups, you should be fine with USB
     
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    If I remember correctly, the My Book Studio II is in a RAID setup, so that makes it more expensive. You could just get a regular My Book Studio 2TB, as that's only one drive, and goes for 130 euro. I have the 1TB version and it's awesome so far.
     

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