external harddrive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by playm0de, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. playm0de macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Hey guys I am shopping for a 250 gig external harddrive priced around $100. Can you all point me in the right direction as far as the best ones? Thanks.
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i don't have any specifics for you, but my recommendations are to look for Western Digital and Maxtor and stay away from LaCie for reliability.

    i have the drive Lovesong linked to and it works great. plug it in and go. no problems.
  4. peterjhill macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2002
    Seattle, WA

    They make great enclosures.. at least so far they do.. I have three of them. I have one usb2/fw and two usb2/eSATA ones.

    I then went to frys and bought a few maxtor 250 GB drives on sale for what I thought was a good price.

    This will be more flexible, IMHO, than buying a prefabbed external drive.. this way, when bigger drives come out, you can swap out the drive.

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