Firewire or USB 2.0???

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  1. Frankydan100 macrumors regular

    Frankydan100

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    Ok so im looking to buy an external 2tb hard drive to store all my films/tv shows on instead of on my macbook pro. I currently use plex to stream content to my apple tv 2.

    So I was wondering if i should fork out the extra cash to buy a external hard drive with firewire or just stick to plain old usb? They cost nearly double here in the uk.

    These are the models that im looking at:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204506

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/178199

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Firewire 800 is 2-3 times the speed of USB 2.0. It's up to you how important that is.
    Do some more shopping. There's no way it should cost that much more.
     
  3. Frankydan100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Frankydan100

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  4. fraudpolicia macrumors newbie

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    Do not buy anything from this site: it is a scam!! Trust me I thought they had a good deal on a camera, had to register a load of personal info including card details before a purchase was able to be made. The site looks legitimate but it is bogus...
    If you do try to purchase you will be informed that your order status is "declined" It will give you a useless order ref; for you to track the bogus purchase and will even generate a fake invoice that has a fake/invalid contact number and residential address.
    ELECTRONICSTODAY.CO.UK is just an elaborate phishing scam site DO NOT PURCHASE FROM/ REGISTER WITH THIS SITE. THEY ARE SERIOUSLY CORRUPT.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It appears that way:

    Bowden Road
    Ascot, SL5 9NJ
    United Kingdom

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: ELECTRONICSTODAY.CO.UK
    Created on: 24-Mar-11
    Expires on: 24-Mar-13
    Last Updated on: 24-Mar-11
     
  6. Frankydan100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Frankydan100

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    Thankyou for your advice il be sure to steer clear of them!

    I think i will probably purchase from ebuyer.com, ive used them lots in the past and the price and service is second to non.

    Thanks guys
     

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