External hard drive suggestions...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mikey8270, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. mikey8270 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2003
    Im going to need an external hard drive for my powerbook that I just ordered to hold all my music and video files. I would like it to have FW800, FW400, and USB2 (just in case).

    So...would it be better to just get a LaCie d2 Triple Interface 200GB for $219 or buy a OWC Mercury Elite Pro Combo Case kit for $120 and a nice 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax 10 with a 16MB cache for $107 for a total of $227. The price difference is negligible, so which would be the better external drive?

  2. macbaseball macrumors 6502a


    Feb 27, 2005
    Northern California
    There are a lot of threads on this topic. The search button is very powerful. Back to your question, I would get the LaCie due to a good reputation and that way the whole thing has a warrantee. That way if something went wrong it would be a lot easier to return. That's not a huge concern, bu it's a bonus.

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