Recommendations for an firewire 800 external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by davidmigl, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. davidmigl macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2008
    I'm in the market for an external hard drive, around 500gb, that supports a firewire 800 connection for use with my macbook pro. There seem to be plenty of "good" drives but no "great" drives - there seem to be a few minor quirks with each e.g. most seem to be relatively noisy compared to a mac, some WD and Lacie have cheap plastic housing, iomega has awful customer support, maxtor is ... enough said, have heard reports of failure pretty much any where I go. The only really great drive I've found is a G-drive Q 500GB but I was hoping for a less expensive solution... Is there such thing as a durable, quiet, reliable FW800 external hard drive for, say, <$175, or is there a price to be paid for quality?
  2. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    I have a LaCie with a metal enclosure, 1 TB. They have a 500GB as well. I've been quite happy with it.

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