External hard drives

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dagless, May 13, 2012.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I'm coming close to filling my internal drive (wish I had opted for the 2tb iMac, and Apple won't upgrade it, bah!) and I'm always weary of buying external drives. I know some brands are good and others are terrible but I've no idea which is which.

    I'm after a 2tb USB2 drive.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No platter-based hard drive is better or worse than any other. Aside from the amount of money you want to spend and your desired capacity, the warranty is the next-most important consideration.

    Are you looking for a portable drive or a desktop drive? If it's the latter you may be better off buying an enclosure and bare hard drives to stick in it.

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