External HD with firewire and no separate power supply?

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  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering if theres an external similar to the Mypassport that runs firewire 400 or 800?
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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  3. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh sweet, Im really digging that passport as I have had really good luck with my myBook and current Passport. Plus I can keep the same general scheme going with it. Stupid question but why is there a mac specific hard drive?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    There's no such thing, it's just a stupid marketing ploy. You can reformat it when you get it to whatever you want.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Not entirely true. There are some firewire controllers that work with Windows but don't work with Macs because the vendors cheap-out on components. The drives from the Big Names generally work with Macs, but avoid the No Names.
     
  6. qpid macrumors regular

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    Just to expound on everyone else a little bit, the drive is pre-formatted for HFS+ which Windows cannot read without some extra software so it is kind of mac specific for that reason, but like was said earlier the drive can be reformatted.
     
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