External hard drive for Air?

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  1. lilgorski04 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
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    Just bought a new 13" base MacBook Air today and one of the things I wanted to get was an external hard drive as I dont think 128 gb of flash is enough for me. I've been searching online and just don't know which to buy. I don't want to spend that much maybe $80 at most, I dont know if it's possible to get a quality one at that price. I want it to be slim and portable for sure but with at least 500gb of memory. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  2. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2011
    As in the previous post, searching the internet, you will find a wide range of choices.
  4. lilgorski04 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thanks for the options..i was thinking about getting either the seagate goflex ultraportable 500gb which is on sale at walmart for only $50, which the pro version which i was also considering is $80..which is better? has anyone heard anything good about these? walmart seems like the place to look for pricing lol...
    I was thinking i could always get a warranty through squaretrade..my only issue is if i should wait till smaller thunderbolt drives lift off or just buy the seagate adapter when it finally releases. Thanks guys!!!
  5. lilgorski04 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
  6. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    There are plenty of quality HDDs available for $80. You can get a 320GB, maybe even a 500GB portable one, or a 1TB desktop one, for roughly $80. BTW, don't shop at walmart.
  7. SeattleMoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    It Will Be Nice When...

    The answer to a question like this one will be ... a Thunderbolt HD from a variety of different manufacturers. Patience.....
  8. GoGamecocks macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011

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