External Hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ethandt, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. ethandt macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  3. ethandt thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
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  5. ethandt thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! Thanks for your help AppleNewton, I really appreciate it.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/

    They have 1TB FW800 drives, your choice of plastic or metal enclosure (the plastic ones have a metal heatsink on the bottom).

    Heck, if you want to cough up the big bucks and wait a month or two, you can get a 2.5" bus powered version.
     

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