External hard drives

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

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    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.

    Ta!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    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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