Hard drive for Time Machine...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jawzzy, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. jawzzy macrumors regular

    May 13, 2007
    New York
    So I'm about to buy an external hard drive to use with Time Machine on my Macbook Pro. I carry it around to classes and on my skateboard and it scares me to think what might happen to my laptop if I fell. So, I had my eye on this one:


    I really only need 320 GB, because I have a 120 Gb internal and only use about 90Gb.

    I looked at the price of building one myself, and it seemed to be almost more expensive.

    Are there any cheaper options? I'm a poor student and thought I would get the opinions of these forums before hitting buy.

    Much thanks to anyone who can help!
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    I find the price of those drives at Newegg to be very reasonable. That enclosure is quite basic, however, so putting one together may just be more economical. (It's not like it's a FW 800 or eSATA).

    You might want to look at their passport line of drives that are smaller, if you would like it to be reasonably portable as well. That probably comes at some extra cost, though.

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