Seeking External FW HD Recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by alms, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. alms macrumors member

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    I'd like to get a 1 Terabyte external hard drive to use with my MacBook Pro. I'd like this to be a Firewire drive because, well, you're reading MacRumors so you know why Firewire is preferable to USB.

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm looking for the usual characteristics: reliable, quiet, fast, and of course inexpensive!

    TheBuffalo from NewEgg looks pretty good, but I've seen mixed reports about some of their other products, especially from Mac users.
     
  2. bdj33ranch macrumors regular

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    I've have good experience with OWC. If you dig down into the specs on a particular drive that interests you it will tell which manufacturer and model of drive is being used.
     
  3. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    I like my LaCie drive and I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    OWC makes good stuff.

    I also like Fantom Drives' products.
     
  5. Aboo macrumors 6502a

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    I vote for the WD Mybook Studio 1 TB. It comes with FW800, USB, and eSATA so its got all three interfaces. I own the 1TB version, and picked it up on sale for 125 dollars just recently at Dell. The transfer rates have been good and it comes with a 5 year warranty (and also complements my unibody mbps/acd setup nicely :apple:)
     

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