Hard Drive for a MacBook Pro

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  1. Giantmike macrumors newbie

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    The Seagate, as both externals have the same interfaces, but the Seagate has a 7200RPM HDD option, which the WD doesn't seem to have (at least it's not advertised).

    But in the end it comes down to, if you really need the speed of FW800 and if USB wouldn't suffice.
     
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    Personally, neither of those (especially if you use Pro Tools, where both drives are incompatible).

    Assuming you live in the US and have a screwdriver, I would suggest:

    1. Rosewill enclosure
    2. Fujitsu 320gb 7,200rpm

    The Rosewill enclosure has the best-available 1394b chipset available (Oxford 934DSB). The Fujitsu drive is quiet, fast and runs relatively cool for a 7,200rpm drive.

    One thing, though, the Fujitsu drive also carries a three-year warranty versus the Western Digital five-year warranty.
     
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    Sorry spinnerlys, what do you want to say with this sentence?

    Bests
     
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    My assumption was based your command of written English, which betters the majority of the U.S.-based posters.

    I would still suggest you look locally for an enclosure with an Oxford chipset combined with a bare drive. Compare the pricing between those options and consider warranty terms.
     
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    I'd go with the Seagate, I like it better for the way it looks and the dock.
     
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    I use the Seagates without the G force with 500Gb and 7200 rpm on my late 08 UMBP and its awsome! i love it!
     
  9. Giantmike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do really appreciate your answers!

    I take advantage of this topic to ask you another question:

    What do you prefer between Paragon NTFS and NTFS-3G?

    Thank you very much.

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