external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by migsev, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. migsev macrumors regular

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    i'm looking for an external hard drive in the 500gb up range. i was hoping for a portable one that i can easily carry around to school. can't be too expensive either as i'm on a student budget.

    any advice?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, try searching the forums. There are dozens of threads with hundreds of recommendations and opinions on this topic.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    just a tip as you want to carry it around with you at school im guessing you want it to be BUS powered (doesnt need AC power) and only 2.5" notebook drives can be BUS powered. go to a cheap place like Newegg and buy a 500 GB 2.5" hard drive and a 2.5" case and then assemble it yourself. its easy and cheaper.
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Convinced that you have gotten 2000 post telling people to do that. Oh, but they will never learn.
    It's discontinued according to Cupertino, you can search around or look at LaCie's portables or Western Digital's.
     

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