GTech vs OWC Hard drives?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 61132, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. 61132 Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    Does anyone here have a Gtech or OWC external hard drive case? I am thinking about purchasing one of them. Only positive that I can see for the OWC is that I can put all my extra hard drives in there. I have to say, the look of the Gtech drives are really nice.
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    My cousin has a GTech and I like it a lot. Can't say anything for or against the OWC though.
  3. hsilver macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    New York
    OWC & G-Raid

    I use a lot of OWC drives and they are very reliable. CHeck the new OWC Alu drives and the Black Aluminum SATA Raid drives -y similiar to G-Raid's look
  4. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Now, I havent used OWC's hard drive, but their customer service is great which also matters when buying something. I ordered a DVD burner from them, got it on Friday, and it was DOA. Called them Friday evening, they were very helpful, and a new DVD burner is on a UPS truck right now making it's rounds around town, waiting to be delivered to me.
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I bought an external USB hard drive from OWC, but I've never bought the larger cases for multiple drives.

    FWIW, OWC has the best customer service of any online vendor I've bought from, they ship fast and are generally good to deal with.
  6. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2005
    I like mine G-Drive made by G-Tech, specs in sig. It pretty fast too, I got up 60MB/s of transfer when I was playing a 10bit uncompressed video file at 3x time the play back speed. :D They are bit laud though, the aluminum case kinda amplifies all the noise.
  7. RHMMMM macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    I have the RAID-0 OWC Case and I love it - works great and looks awesome too - super fast over FW800!
  8. 61132 thread starter Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    Okk, I bought the g-tech drive, it is kinda loud for my taste, even though the design is awesome. I took it apart, and I was surprised to see no rubber anything to dampen the noise, the drive is mounted directly to the aluminum. How do the hard drives mount in the OWC. If it is the same way, Ill def take the g-tech over the owc, I like the design better. Its still so loud though!
  9. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2004
    Charleston, IL
    I have a g-tech and so far it has been very reliable and quiet (proud owner for about 6 months)
  10. sphereboy macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2002
  11. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    Ditto. All my RAM, internal drives, and external drives are from OWC. I love them. (Plus the OWC drives are completely silent)

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