Please recommend me a good portable external drive...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Joeytpg, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    I want to move all my iMovie projects and videos to an external drive so I can free more space. I need a portable drive with at least 320 - 500gb. IT can be Firewire or USB 3.0

    I have an iMac 27" i7 (last years model)

    what do you recommend?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    USB 3.0 won't work with your Mac, as no Mac models support it.

    Other World Computing (OWC)

    OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro
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  3. imswimmin macrumors regular

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    I went with the Western Digital 1 TB Passport. I think it costs like 100 bucks.
     
  4. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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    Without a doubt the absolute best portable hard drive out there... not to mention how sleek it is. And yes, it's USB 3.0. It's $69, down from $99


    Western Digital Passport 500 GB
     
  5. Joeytpg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    thank you for the suggestions guys. I think I will go with the W.D. Passport, but I need a Firewire one because I'll be accessing all my videos and iMovies content from it, so I need speed.

    thank you very much.
     

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