Need hard drive recommendation for back-up

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

  1. jjs62 macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2008
    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

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Feb 10, 2003
    Buckeye Country, O-H
    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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