External HD help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by njsa04playa, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    new joisey
    O.k, for black friday i picked up two external hds, one was a 1 tb western digital, my passport essentials, that is a portable hd that only uses usb power, no ac outlet need. the other external hd was a 2 tb non portable hd that needs to be plugged in, plus this one uses usb 3.0 even tho i only have a macbook pro 13 inch. In the future macbooks like in 4+ years if i am still usig this external hd do you think it would be a plus to have the usb 3.0 which i am not even using? they both ran me 89.99 which one of them should i keep? i would use it just for my macbook pro, and maybe a netbook a little, im also picking up a samsung galaxy tab that i think has usb. I wont be moving around with it THAT much, if i kept the one that needs an ac outlet at my desk it wouldnt be a hasstle, i plan to use it for my 500 gb hd time machine backup and maybe convert my dvd collection to mp4. Please say which one i should keep and why. Thanks :)
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    1TB if you prefer portability

    2TB if you prefer bigger capacity

    If the capacity doesn't matter, go with 1TB as it's easier since it's bus-powered.

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