NEDD ADVICE: Looking to buy external hdd firewire 800

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by djearlybird, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. djearlybird macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I am looking to buy a external hard drive. I want it to be firewire 800, and 500GB or higher. USB just won't cut it. Do you guys know of any great deals on the net? :apple:


    EDIT: Sorry for the title, apparently I can't spell :(
     
  2. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    I did a lot of digging around when I made my last purchase's for drives & eventually plumped with the Buffalo 1tb fw400. I have a couple of Lacie fw800 120gb's, & to be honest, the difference is not that noticeable if you are doing multiple things at once (video streaming & working on creative suite etc,) so I suppose it depends on if you feel you REALLY need 800 over 400....

    Hope this is of use.
     
  3. tivoli2 macrumors regular

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    I picked up a G-RAID2 from http://www.g-technology.com/index.cfm - I'd heard lots of people in my industry have used them to great success as far as reliability. I have a 500GB version but you can get up to a 2 TB model now, I believe. Those tend to be really expensive, I think, but the 500 GB was priced well. It's actually two drives set up as a RAID 0 via FW800 and quite speedy!

    You can also get external FW400 enclosures and pop your own HD in there. I've made two of those (Acomdata aluminum enclosures - the simple, inexpensive ones) and they work nicely as well. Not to mention the ability to daisychain them. I don't know if they make FW800 enclosures or how much more expensive they'd be.
     
  4. djearlybird thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't really need the 800, 400 is sufficient. Just said 800 because I have the connection, and it never gets used :)
     
  5. tivoli2 macrumors regular

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    Say - those look nice as well... have you used them?
     
  6. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    Then I suppose it depends on your wallet chap. If you can afford & money is no object then 800fw esata is the way to go. However, I find the 400 is ample for video etc. & graphics. I have found Buffalo excellent & their site has a few flavours which can be found much cheaper on the net.

    I'm sure others will have recommendations, so enjoy shopping!!:)
     
  7. fandsw macrumors regular

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    I have one, the 750GB FW800/400/USB. Nice setup, very complete and a perfect match for the MP....
     

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