Help me find an external drive.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by adamvk, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    I want to buy an external hard drive, and I was going to buy one of 2 Western Digital externals until I started reading reviews and talking to friends, and I was advised not to buy a Western Digital drive. So, please help me find a good external drive.

    I want: 1TB preferred, but 750GB should be enough, 500GB is questionable.

    I want: Firewire 800, but USB 2.0 is OK, but Firewire 800 is greatly preferred.

    And all for under $175 or so.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Fry's has had the 1TB Freeagent Pro Desk Mac, FW800, for $139. Nice drive - very quiet and, FW800 VERY useful.
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    Those are cheap, but they look/seem cheap.

    Thanks, I'll look into that, and the Frys is 2 minutes away from my house, so I could save on shipping. :)

    edit: Is this the one you mean? http://www.frys.com/product/5725242
    It just says USB 2.0
     

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