recommendation for reliable external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jerzgrrrl, May 20, 2007.

  1. jerzgrrrl macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2007
    I am interested in 500GB plus. Currently use Firewire 400, but would like more connections for future use. Reliability most important, quiet and speedy would be great too. I do not have any experience with them and would appreciate your opinions.
    Thank you!
  2. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    Seagate, and Western Digital both make good products and are recommend a lot from what I see on this forum. Seagates seem to have the best warranty as well, so you might want to look into them.
  3. kuebby macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2007
    Personally I have 2 Maxtors that have both worked great for me; they're cheaper ones though, both USB 2.0 and under 500GB, they are pretty quiet though. I've also been looking to get a new one and I was looking at the Lacie Triple Interface drives that have USB and Firewire 400/800. I don't really know anything about the quality of Lacie drives though.
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I have an acomdata Firewire hard drive and it's been great, I've had no problems with it. I've had Western Digital hard drives fail on me in the past so I would not recommend them from my experience. I have had good experiences with Maxtor and Seagate drives though, so I would also recommend them.

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