New internal or external hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Edandlindz28, May 13, 2007.

  1. Edandlindz28 macrumors regular

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    Opinions needed, should I upgrade my internal hard drive or get another external and use that as back up? I would daisy chain the second external to the one I already own. Thanks
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    considering it's an iBook, i'd say external. Only cause laptop hard drives are WAY easier to damage.
     
  3. Gentile macrumors regular

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    How about an external hard drive with Airport Extreme? You could have one for backup or one for your media.

    I do like the Airport Extreme and like it, but I have not used the Airdisk yet.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    it will be painfully slow...particularly given the iBook doesn't have any card whatsoever supporting 802.11n
     
  5. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    get a big fat external I love G-technology. a bit pricier, but the most reliable drives we've ever used. we haven't had great luck with LaCie HDs
     
  6. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    definitely external. you pay thru the nose per gb with lappy drives.

    look into assembling your own though - could save u some $$$. it's real easy - buy the case and then just shove the hd inside and there ya go!! get a cheap external case with firewire 400 and the biggest disk you can afford.

    aussie_geek
     
  7. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Neither company makes HDs. Also, I have had zero failures with LaCie. I can only report 1 complaint; their original 1TB triple interface drive was noisy if it was close to you.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    do you know what drives they use?

    fw400 enclosures are usually more pricier than the usb2.0 ones :(

    lacie was awful for me.

    personally i'd rather assemble my own as I know what hard drive goes in there, and that means a lot to me.
     
  9. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    External definitely.
    Larger choice, easier and less expensive. :)

    FJ
     
  10. Edandlindz28 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I think I will go with another 500gb ministack. I built the first one, I didn't know if it will help the computers performance out with a bigger internal HD.
     

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