Need external Hard Drive ....

Cybergypsy

macrumors 68040
Original poster
May 16, 2006
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Central Florida!
My MBP is awesome and need a good External Hard drive for photos and such I never had a need for one until now only need tops of 250G so can anyone point me in the right direction?
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,753
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I have a FA Porsche edition Lacie 160gb and a MyBook Pro FW/USB 300 gb. I find them both to emit equal decibels of sound to my ear and both appear fast. I do believe though that if I had to do it all over again I would sell the Lacie and get another MyBook Pro because I like the LED light that shows how much room I have left. It's not a number or anything, but it's nice to see it.
 

squeeks

macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2007
3,389
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Florida
Dumb ???? Can i unplug it and store it with my photos in a closet, because i will not use it often????
umm, i guess?

it looks somewhat like a book and its made to standup WD wants you to put them on your bookshelf and have a whole shelf of them, i guess, they daisychain too, so thats nice
 

sr5878

macrumors 6502a
Jun 5, 2007
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i have a wd passport... it's awesome. i did buy a mybook but it vibrated my desk too much so i got rid of it
 

squeeks

macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2007
3,389
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Florida
i have a wd passport... it's awesome. i did buy a mybook but it vibrated my desk too much so i got rid of it
thats very odd, mine sit on top of my external dvd writer and dont make a bit of noise what-so-ever or vibration, theres no fan...so that would mean there was something wrong with the harddrive
 

mcvaughan

macrumors 6502a
Aug 9, 2007
744
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Houston, TX
I also recommend the WD MyBook's. I have two: one for the house, one for the office. The one at home is a Pro that includes the firewire connection, as well as the USB, which is good for Macs. I prefer the Pro's prettier lights on the case too. ;)
 

diadem

macrumors regular
Nov 13, 2006
139
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Glasgow
I use Lacie disks for pro audio ( pro tools recording at performing very well at 96k sampling and they are a dream got 3 of them now ) they are great disks. The firewire 800 option is somthing that is not always easy find.
 

PDE

macrumors 68020
Nov 16, 2005
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I got a Lacie quadra pro the other day and it was so noisy that I had to return it. Some say theirs are quiet, but mine was awfully noisy. When I looked up reviews of the actual segate hard drive, many people had noticed the same noises. In any case, impossible to concentrate when it was on my desk.

I got a segate freeagent pro from amazon yesterday and it seems great: fast, completely silent, nice looking and, amazingly, five years of warranty. I really value a company that is willing to back up their hardware with 5 years of support and warranty. The only weird thing about it is that it has several connection modules and the USB/ESATA is on one and Firewire on the other. THat means that I will have to swap them out if I need a different connection. It's a stationary drive so it won't matter much to me, but stillll..they should have had one USB/Firewire module and one esata module instead.

With hard drives, only time can tell if they're reliable or not....
 

squeeks

macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2007
3,389
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Florida
it really depends on if you want to drag it around with you, if not, get the mybook, its faster, and bigger, if you want it to be portable, get the passport
 

klymr

macrumors 65816
May 16, 2007
1,447
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Utah
Newegg has a 320 GB Western Digital Elements for $83. You could go for the 250 GB version, but it's not even $10 less. Not bad if you don't mind USB.