I want a portable external with Firewire 800 and no A/C adapter

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rufus247, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. rufus247 macrumors member

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    Hello there,

    I am wanting an external hard drive that will allow me to have Firewire 800 and USB, but I don't want to have to use an A/C adapter. I found this drive...

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=782

    ... but I have a few issues with it. The main issue is that I want 1TB of memory. The other issue may not even be an issue. I know that drive has annoying software on it, but I think I could just partition that away. I'd love your input on what drive I should get. Thanks.
     
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  4. rufus247 thread starter macrumors member

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    But it looks like both of those drives require a power input. I want one without a power input.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't read very well:
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  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I had no problem with the Western Digital, but I'd definitely get the OWC if I had to do it over again, I just needed a drive that day.
     
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    Another option: I have the LaCie Rugged drive and love it.
     

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