More praise for Other World Computing!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by RumMunkey, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    So I am waiting on delivery of me new iMac. I decided to go big and get the 750 GB internal HDD.

    Was looking forward to Leopard for many features, including Time Machine. But ah... how to back up a 750 GB internal drive?!?! Aren't 1 TB externals crazy-expensive?

    Turns out, no... they're not. Yesterday I ordered this bad boy from OWC (1 TB external FW 400/800 / USB, for those not wanting to click).

    It's normally $479.99. I got it on sale yesterday for $345.00. That's $135 off.

    Again, it got to Canada in under 24 hours and this thing is quality! Not only does it look like a Mac Pro, but it feels like it weighs as much as one too!

    This thing is a rock-solid, aluminum cinderblock of storage. I am so impressed --again.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Sounds very nice. And a very reasonable price for a single drive 1TB unit! I don't think you could easily build one for that price. You could do about $400, but not $350. Enjoy!
  3. SRSound macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2005
    OWC drives are not only pretty but extremely reliable and fast - my recording studio and all affiliate studios use them as session transport drives
  4. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I use 2 of the OWC Mercury Elite FW800 drives in my home studio - they kick ass :D
  5. lesbarn macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Purchased an OWC Mercury™ Elite-AL Pro

    After a lot of research, I decided to purchase an OWC Mercury™ Elite-AL Pro 500GB Firewire 400/usb 2.0. I only need the drive for backup so I decided firewire 400 would be good enough. I have not received the drive yet,( it will be here tomorrow fast shipping!!) but look forward to using it with my dual core G5 and eventually Time Machine and Leopard. I am going to put off the upgrade for at least a month. The G5 is my main computer and I really can't afford too many problems.

  6. ranger822 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    For LesBarnes

    I read a post some time ago where you posted a PDF on an airport+bluetooth installation - the PDF file is inactive - I want to install one now (yeah a little late) and couldn't get your PDF. Can you please make it available again or send me a link/file?

    Anthony Thomas
  7. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Not bad, however it is really only about $10 off, since you can get that case/cables from them for $119.95 and then order the 2 Seagate 500GB drives in it from Newegg for $119.95 each. However, I personally have been considering this exact case for the past few days. Though I plan to put either one 500 or one 750 in initially for Time Machine to backup the 750 in my 2.8 iMac and then add a 2nd drive later for video. I don't want a RAID but rather want a JBOD set up so that TM can use one and I can use the other.

    I realize that I can partion on the fly with Leopard (right?) and set what I need for TM and for Video and mount each independantly. But I'm not sure I want to go that route.
  8. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    x2 just got a 250gb with fw400 and love it!
  9. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2007
    actually the one he linked to is a enclosure with one 1TB drive, its a DeskStar, but hey, its a drive.
  10. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    The one he linked to comes up at the non sale price, but if you search their specials, you will see the dual/raid I spoke about.
  11. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    How did you learn of that sale?

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