External Hard Drive Suggestion

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Amnak, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Amnak macrumors 6502

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    Hey i need a suggestion on an external hard drive. The only ones I know of are the Western Digital. I'm on a budget so what's a cheap one thats not going to die on me? Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It is all personal preferences... everyone has their own experience
    The truth is all hard drives die, some sooner than others, and nobody can predict when

    I use a WD MyBook 1 TB FW800 and have had good success with it
    Your mileage may vary
     
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  4. Amnak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @spinnerlys
    yes i did.
    well id love a 1Tb External but those are pricey.
    Budget trying not to go over 100

    Now if i do go over budget would i be unwise to future proof my self with usb 3.0 as far as an extra 99$.
     
  5. apatel87 macrumors regular

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    I am ppretty sure you get a 1 TB external for well under a $100 if you are a smart shopper. I bought the Western Digital MyBook Mac Edition 1 TB for $64.99 from Best Buy about 7 months ago. Today I bought the 2 TB Western Digital MyBook Mirrow Edition for $143 shipped. Hard drives are cheap and you just need to look around. Btw, here is the deal that I bought : http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1913468
     
  6. Amnak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thanks i thought best buy was going to be overpriced but i just got a 10% coupon so that brings the price down even further then online. :)
     
  7. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a 1TB Iomega external from Amazon for $96. It is due to arrive tomorrow. I am trusting Iomega because my wife has an 8 year old Iomega external drive that is still plugging along and never had any problems. Like you, I was trying to maintain a budget since I just bought the iMac and needed an external drive for backups.
     

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