External HD or Time Capsule or Bigger internal HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 30, 2008.


Which to get?

  1. 500GB External HD

    2 vote(s)
  2. 320GB Internal HD (Hitachi)

    0 vote(s)
  3. 500GB Time Capsule

    0 vote(s)
  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    My MacBook's HD is 120GB (95.06GB available). I want to get a bigger HD for now and future stuff that I collect (pics, videos, music). Help me decide which to get and why you are commending it.

    - 500GB External HD

    - 320GB Internal HD (Hitachi)

    - 500GB Time Capsule (I don't need another router but the shared USB printer is nice).

  2. BileGhost macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
    Wow 95GB free! I also have a 120 GB harddrive, with less than half as much free as you have.

    I had an external harddrive (a WD 160gb one) and I had only had it for 6 months when it just straight up stoped working. I find out after than its very common for external harddrives of any brand to break at the slightest bump. Only get this if its the only thing within your budget.

    If 350gb is enough for you, you should probably get the internal harddrive, IMO. Its portable and more shock proof than the external one.

    If its not, get a time machine, although I think these are meant for backup rather than storage.

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