Nooby External HD Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Afro1989, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    I am completely new to external hard drives, and I've searched this forum for a long time and it's only making my life more complicated. :p

    All I need it an external hard drive to store photos. It's not too complicated. Is LaCie the way to go or is this Iomega good for a first external HD?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Me id go with LaCie or possibly WD mybook ( combo )
     
  3. methodmano macrumors member

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    I use a WD MyBook for my music, photos, movies, etc. It works great and I haven't had any issues. They're reliable and well priced as well.
     
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    If you have any decommissioned but reliable internal IDE or SATA drives you can buy a USB enclosure for $30 and make your own external USB drive.
     
  5. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're being sacrastic?
     
  6. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Why, do you know me? :) No. When I entered the Mac world (about two weeks ago) I took one of my 250GB Seagate drives from my Windows machine, put it in a $22 USB hard drive enclosure from computergeeks.com, and now have a perfectly functioning external drive to use with Time Machine. Works great. And I still have three years left on my Seagate warranty.
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    No he's not being sacrastic,when i swapped out my internal for a larger one i put the old
    drive in a enclosure. You can also do this with new drives as it works out cheaper
     

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