Need External HDD Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by twistedlegato, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    I really need a new external HDD. BUT i want it to be cheap, and have at least 100GB. It also needs to be able to have read/write capabilities on both the PC and Mac.

    No firewire, USB 2.0 is what it needs to be.

    I am clueless in this subject so please enlighten me!
     
  2. Decrepit macrumors 65816

    Decrepit

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    I built my own. I bought an external enclosure, mine had Firewire, USB and E-SATA, and then bought a 750GB drive. Put them together, and poof, external USB goodness.
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

    killerrobot

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    How cheap is cheap?
     
  4. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    i'd say $150
     
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020

    killerrobot

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    Here's a handful from target.
    A lot of people seem to talk about the Western Digital My Book Pro one.
    Prices have dropped a lot over the last few months and what you are asking should be pretty easy to find in just about any electronic department or computer store. Also, a lot of people check out newegg.com.
    I do recommend Seagate SATA drives - I've had one for 3 yeas now and still no signs of problems.
    Good luck, and let us know if you have more questions.
     

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