QUIET external drive for Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by sprugman, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sprugman macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    I'm looking to get a new drive to use with my MacBook for Time Machine. My current one (something from iomega) clicks like crazy whenever the backup runs, and drives me nuts.

    I probably only need 250-320 GB, though I might get a larger one and partition it, using the other half for media, as I'm doing with the Iomega. My top priorities are a) quiet, b) off switch. Any recs?
  2. vorkorsigan macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Have a look at the WD MyBook range. I have two and have never noticed them when running. An older drive I have (something with a Maxtor drive in but no brand) makes so much noise I can hear even if the TV is on.
  3. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007

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