Need a great External HDD..

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  1. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    What is the jumpoff these days?

    I would like to phase out my PC completely. Right now I use it to manage music (about 120GB) and videos (0GB right now, but firing up Final Cut Pro as well as archiving DVD's).

    I am using a MBP. Funny - actually I use my MBP in my lap, in the living room for the most part, and will keep the external drive under my side table.

    Thinking about picking up a 500GB or 750GB internal SATA drive, and then a fw400 enclosure.

    Any thoughts? Budget is about $250.
     
  2. obelix112za macrumors member

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    I'd say look at the Buffalo Linkstation. they're suppose to be extremely reliable, I'm getting one once I buy my 20" iMac (still a few months away)
     
  3. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks pretty slick, but out of my budget for any decent size..
     
  4. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    If all you want is FW400, you should be able to get a setup for a good bit below your budget. I haven't been looking specifically for FW400 enclosures, but I am getting a quad-interface enclosure from OWC to go with a Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB SATA drive from Newegg (on the way now).

    If you're interested, these are the two products:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEFW924AL1K/
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822152052

    I'm sure of course that if you looked you could find a much cheaper SATA enclosure that stops at FW400. Of course, you may want to go with an enclosure that has a faster interface if you ever consider upgrading in the future.
     
  5. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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