Price of OWC external drives vs others

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by agtoau, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. agtoau macrumors member

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  2. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    Your OWC link is for USB/Firewire, not just USB.
     
  3. agtoau thread starter macrumors member

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    No. Look at the second column, which is only for USB 3.0.
     
  4. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    You are correct, I didn't look closely enough.
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Are you looking specifically for one that's portable or just looking for an external HDD?

    I picked up a Seagate 4TB external USB3.0 from Best Buy for $189.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    This is OWC's pattern with everything and is their business model. They convince buyers the products they sell are somehow specially made for Macs, then jack up the price. There is nothing inherently wrong with their products and users here generally report good customer support, but I have never seen any reason to pay the price premium they charge.
     
  7. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    A couple bucks difference(10-15%), then I will go with OWC to support a Mac centric shop, and one I know gives good customer service. Above THAT however ...
     

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