Need hard drive recommendation for back-up

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jjs62, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. jjs62 macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac and am researching external hard drive options for backing up my videos and pictures.

    Should I buy firewire 400 or 800

    Should I consider something portable or plugged into the wall

    Any recommendations would be appreciated - I think I need 500gb or 750

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you search the forums, you'll find lots of answers to your questions without waiting for people to respond to a new, repetitive thread.
     
  3. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

    Sweetfeld28

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    I have this one.

    G-Tech drives are really durable, and newer ones have no fans needed to cool it. However, i have noticed on mine the drive noise itself would be almost as loud as a fan i think. I have no complaints about the drive. I do like the fact it comes with multiple ports.

    If it was me, i would be looking for a drive with FW800, or eSata ports. I would check on ebay to see if you can't find one of these, i bought mine for around $100 used.
     

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