Need help finding a decent firewire External HDD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ri0ku, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    Ok guys so I have only ever used USB 2.0 External HDD's before.... and I normally just buy an enclosure and then the hdd to save on money (Im a student so im a cheapskate..)

    I'm after an external (2.5 if possible) firewire + USB hdd and probably will not pay more than £60 for one.

    Anyone know any good deals on at the minute? or even recommend a decent one if its a little more over £60

    (I'm guessing £60 probably wont get me a firewire one...)

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. jbrettz macrumors member

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    OWC aka Macsales.com. Big selection of external drives with firewire, plus superb customer service.
     
  3. abriwin macrumors member

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    Guess the person recomending OWC didn't notice the sterling sign.
    I too was looking for a firewire drive but to store my Aperture libraries as FW was recomended. Seems FW drives are generally more expensive because of the interface. In the end I bought a 1Tb LaCie Quad which has two 800 FW ports, a usb 2 and an eSata port the latter of which can handle 3 Gb / sec Not cheap as I ended up getting one from the Apple store locally but they dont charge P&P at least I ended up getting it quick as I'd have had to pay £15 P&P from the UK anyway. Looks like something from Starwars and it does respond quickly..
     

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