External HDD Questions...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thegrandmaster, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. thegrandmaster macrumors regular

    thegrandmaster

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    Hey guys,

    I was in Costco earlier and I spotted one of the Western Digital 1TB external discs for the crazy price of $250 and before I buy one I've got a few questions I was hoping you could help me with.

    1) Can I partition it, so that half of the drive is OSX formatted (HFS+)? And set the other half to be 'Windows XP' formatted so I can install games on it?

    2) If I buy it here in the US can I take it home to Britain with me in July and use it there? Since its a powered drive I want to make sure I'll be able to use it at home.

    3) This drive has USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 right? I'd rather be using it over firewire (Firewire things seem faster than USB in OS X), can I use this drive over FW400 in my XP Bootcamp partition?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes, with an adapter.
    3. Look on the box.
     

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