External Hard drive

ethandt

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Looking for some suggestions. I am getting a WD Scorpio Blue 500gb for my early 2009 Macbook Pro. I am also looking to get a 1tb external for back up and extra storage.

I was thinking about getting the Western Digital My Book Home Edition 1 TB but I also read some good things about the the LaCie Hard Disk 1 TB. Will I run into issues if the LaCie is 7200 and my Internal WD is 5400?
 

AppleNewton

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No not at all. its not determined on the brand.

Which ever one suites your needs the best, a firewire800 external would be the most beneficial for faster data transfer.
 

ethandt

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Thanks! I was worried that maybe the different speeds would cause issues when transferring or backing up data.

Any recommendations for a 1TB with Firewire 800? Seems like most of the higher capacity drives only have Firewire 400.
 

ethandt

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Great! Thanks for your help AppleNewton, I really appreciate it.
 
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