External HD Options

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jondob, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. jondob macrumors member

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Pick the one with the best warranty for your budget. No platter-based hard drive is better than any other.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    If you're going to be using the drive strictly for backups, USB will do, but if you plan to use as storage for large files, go for a FireWire enclosure, it'll much much faster.

    With that said, that enclosure and drive looks just fine.
     
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    Absolutely false. There are many brands that get better reviews and ratings than others. Some HDD's are known to be noisy and unreliable. To say that all hard drives are equal is silly.
     
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  6. jondob thread starter macrumors member

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    Kind of out of my price range... If I buy the one I posted will I be able to buy a thunderbolt attachment to use with that one.. If not it's fine not really a big deal to me..
     

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