External hard drive advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Techsavyfreak, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Techsavyfreak macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hey, sorry if this is a repeat thread, but i was just wondering if anyone has the Western Digital mybook home edition 500 gb(2 firewire 400's, one usb, and one eSata) just curious to know if anyone has this and how it has worked out for them. i would be using it for backup, and just storing files to free up my internal hard drive.
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    OMG, my uncle just got that one and I help him set it up yesterday. I'd always go for firewire external drive. Only because of this one reason: I don't use the firewire ports for anything else! Might as well save a usb port.

    Great drive at a great price. When I get my iMac, i'm thinking about getting one of them myself
  3. northernmunky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    I have three 500Gb Mybooks and another 1Tb Mybook Studio on order, awesome drives..so far very reliable and the silver ones look great next to by Macbook Pro. ;)
  4. shiunn macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    i'm thinking of getting the 500gb Studio edition. what shade of silver are they exactly? i own a macbook, so just wondering how it'll look like sitting next to it.
    (gosh...ever since MB, i've sorta become vain about the looks of my table)
  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    If you use it for TimeMachine backups and nothing else, there isn't much reason to pay the extra money for FireWire. USB will work just fine (and it will work with a MacBook Air, if you ever buy one). It will be a bit slower, but it's all happening in the background - you don't wait for it.

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