Post your External Hard Drives!

fuzzn

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Mar 22, 2005
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hey everyone! so i've seen that quite a few people have some pretty sweet external hard drives and external casings, and since i'm looking for one for myself, i thought why not get some good ideas from the pro's themselves!

Post away!
 

pjarvi

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They line up nicely when stacked, but the bottom of the Belkin hub doesn't quite fit inside the edges on top of the NexStar's, so it can move around when plugging cables in. I eventually took the hub and Mini off and moved them underneath my monitor.
 

xsedrinam

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Both the Maxtor and LaCie d2 have worked like a charm w/ no FW issues when Panther upgrade came around. I'm ordering another LaCie Little Big Disk in a couple of months.
 

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xfiftyfour

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livingfortoday said:
I have a USB 2.0 version for sale/trade if you're interested... :D
heh. i thought i saw you'd traded it off? maybe i'm thinking wrong.

in any case, as much as i love 'em, my old lacie 160 is plenty enough for me. enough to store my software + do a full backup of my macbook's 120.

i decided to invest in some speakers, instead.

thanks though. :)
 

tombarnes

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This is my new hard disk. I bought this one because it is the best looking external hard drive I could find. 160GB, 7200rpm, aluminium cased, USB 2.0.

I'm going to be using it purely for backup of all my iTunes music and videos, movies etc.

Freecom 160GB Hard drive

 

Markleshark

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Aug 15, 2006
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Does anyone know where I can get a enclosure that can hold more than one HDD? In the UK if possible, if not, somewhere that will at least ship to the UK. Cheers.

Edit - Found a few. It's cheaper to build a half decent PC and use it as a headless file-server....
 

i4k20c

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Sep 10, 2005
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I wish the Lacie Porsche models came with BOTH USB 2.0 and Firewire 400..
:( I think i may end up using that roswill case, but it is kind of pricey for the usb2.0 and firewire 400 model.. also having a hard time finding it online! :mad:
 

EGT

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Sep 4, 2003
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Don't shun it iGary. In fact, I have a better idea!

Post your Internal Hard drives!

:D
 

RedTomato

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Witness my external hard drive, and quake in your boots.

3x300GB SATA drives in RAID5 attached to a RocketRaid 2220 pci / pci-x card from ebay. Plus a cheap gigabit ethernet card.

Soon to have a 4th 300Gb SATA drive inserted.

1TB (roughly) SATA RAID 5, webserver, media server, backup storage, video editing storage, running OS X for about £400. Plus room on the raid card for a further 4x SATA disks to take it up to 2 TB or whatever.

It feeds my main workstation, a PBG4 1.5ghz, plus a small deaf arts charity of about 4 staff, equipped with ibooks.

If I had to do it again, I'd pick a cheap Powermac G4 - installed gigabit, stronger power supply, better energy management and wake-on-lan would help a lot.
 

CrackedButter

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RedTomato said:


Witness my external hard drive, and quake in your boots.

3x300GB SATA drives in RAID5 attached to a RocketRaid 2220 pci / pci-x card from ebay. Plus a cheap gigabit ethernet card.

Soon to have a 4th 300Gb SATA drive inserted.

1TB (roughly) SATA RAID 5, webserver, media server, backup storage, video editing storage, running OS X for about £400. Plus room on the raid card for a further 4x SATA disks to take it up to 2 TB or whatever.

It feeds my main workstation, a PBG4 1.5ghz, plus a small deaf arts charity of about 4 staff, equipped with ibooks.

If I had to do it again, I'd pick a cheap Powermac G4 - installed gigabit, stronger power supply, better energy management and wake-on-lan would help a lot.
This Post = the win.
 

RedTomato

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CrackedButter said:
RedTomato said:
This Post = the win.
Ah thanks CrackedButter :eek:

PS forgot to mention it has 1GB ram, and a 5th drive, the original 20gb ide drive, which it boots from. Oh, and a 6th drive, a DVD-RW I had lying around, with the OS restore CD living in it, in case of trouble.

Removed the modem, internal speaker, zip drive, and a few other bits and cables to make room and help internal airflow.

Most of the sata drives are mounted vertically, on their sides, in the bottom of the case, with ventilation gaps in between.

Will I manage to squeeze 10 drives in? (raid card has 8 sata ports) Who knows :)
 

edge540

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This is the one i got about a year ago...
If I had some money to spend i would get 2 750 gig drives so i could have a pretty sweet 1.5 TB external drive. The drive is actually sitting in my desk drawer now... drilled hole in the back of the desk for cabling and cooling... it works wonderfully.
 

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