Looking for small external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrisbb, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. chrisbb macrumors member

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    Hi.
    So had my USB just crash on me, died, and nothing I can do about it I guess.
    I've tried other computers but nothing worked :( That was my back-up of all non-important work.

    So I need a new USB and external HD, to back up everything.
    What is the smallest (as in physical/looks) HD that you would recommend.

    I dont need a 1TB HD, as I don't have that much info.
    I was thinking either a 320 GB or a 500GB.

    Are there any companies/brand names I should look at, or stay away from?
    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You could get the Western Digital My Book 500 GB USB 2.0 for about $80 or so
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I'm using a SeaGate FreeAgent Go and quite like it. It's a few years old so it's only 160 GB, but it's available up to 500 GB ($110 CAD from NewEgg) nowadays.
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    gizmodo has a link in their deals of the day where the 500GB Seagate FreeAgentGo is only like $89 or so USD. I have one, got it for $109 on Amazon a few months ago, it's great!
     
  5. chrisbb thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  7. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    At Xmas I got myself a WD 320GB drive - white and it looks great with the white MB. Works really well too.
     
  8. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Buy.com often has some great deals on externals.
     

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