Fast External HDD Needed

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by saxondale., Sep 6, 2008.

  1. saxondale. macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for a fast external hdd for my mbp, also it needs to be at least 500gb. I'll be editing pictures and videos off it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Please search the forums. There are numerous threads regarding hard drives.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    3.5" desktop external hard drive, 7200 rpm and Firewire 800 or eSATA.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    WD MyStudio II 1TB. Supports FW800/FW400 (daisy chaining) and USB 1.1/2.0.
     
  5. saxondale. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I've just ordered that exact one. I already have the WD MyStudio I 500GB, so would i connect them together? If so, in what way? My plan was to run all my photos/videos/music from my new HDD and use my 500gb as my time machine hdd.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Connect FW cable from computer to MyStudio II . Connect the remaining FW port (MyStudio II) to the FW port on the MyStudio I. :)
    Easy. ;)
     
  7. applepalace.com macrumors newbie

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    Buy a WD Raptor 300 GB 10.000 RPM HDD and a Firewire 800 , 3.5 enclosure.
    Then buy a 500 GB or 1 TB HDD to store your stuff.
     
  8. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    OP already purchased a WD MyStudio II 1TB. :)
     

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