External HD Help

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by su12, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. su12 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I apologize if this is not the correct forum to post this topic in, but I am relatively new here, and do not post much.

    I have a PC, yes I know, and I will be getting my first Mac soon hopefully. But for now, my laptop is filling up with my movie purchases from iTunes, so bascially I am looking for external hard drive that will be capable of holding some of my movies, music, and possibly some of my school documents too.

    Just looking for some tips, or any reviews you have had from these things.

    Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    Buy the biggest one you can afford. It will come in handy later.
     
  3. sal macrumors 6502

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    #3
    buy the biggest you can afford. I would personally avoid WD myBooks but that's only because I've had bad experiences with them
     
  4. Sydde macrumors 68020

    Sydde

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    It takes about 20 minutes for a person with minimal skills to put a bare HD into an enclosure, which is cheaper and more flexible than buying an external drive. Get one that has both USB and FW so that you have the option of using the somewhat faster FW if your Mac has it.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have good experiences with Western Digital MyBooks
    Brand preferences are usually just that, preferences

    I would also recommend the largest you can reasonably afford
    And Firewire is definitely faster than USB 2

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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