External Hard drive purchase help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BiggeeC, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. BiggeeC macrumors regular

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    Hey everybody. I've had my 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro since March, and have loved everything about it. Well, almost everything. I hate that my hard drive is only 185.99 GB (so it says). I have a thing for watching DVD's and TV show DVD's on this thing, and have downloaded many, many episodes of my favorite shows. I only have 20 GB left. I'm in the market for an external hard drive. I don't need anything huge, like 1 TB or anything. Maybe something around 250 GB or 320 GB. Plus, speed really isn't a factor to me. I just want to transfer all of my downloads off of my HDD. Also, I don't want to spend that much. I was thinking around $70-$80 max. I was perusing New Egg this morning and found a few. I don't know much about these brands or anything. Anybody know anything about these? Also, if they are garbage, anyone have any recommendations? Thanks

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822242009

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822101006

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822111020

    --Chris
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    You could just upgrade your internal hard drive to 500GB :D

    All you would need in addition is a SATA caddy to read your old drive when you migrate across to your new drive using Migration Assistant.
     
  3. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    False economy. I wouldn't trust my data to one of these drives.

    bb
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Yeah, the 500 gb Samsung is only $110 this week. If you feel comfortable cracking open your MBP, about a 20 minute job.

    Agree here. You should buy a reputable hard drive (Seagate and Samsung, IMO) and a good USB2 enclosure to put it in (e.g., Macally, Vantech, Icydock).
     
  5. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

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    for what you want it for, they look fine to me
     

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