Toshiba or Western Digital for Time Machine

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  1. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Have been looking at both these drives for TM on my new iMac (delivery next week) The drive will be dedicated to TM. One is a Toshiba and one a Western Digital. Toshiba gets slightly better reviews and is a bit cheaper, any comment before I 'pull the trigger' and buy the Tosh?

    Any other makes I should be looking at for example? I am in the UK so please don't laugh too much at the prices we have to pay here. :(

    Toshiba
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001BG4QS4/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


    Western Digital
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Dig...m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=03QVD46K1GTDFTKMKBCB
     
  2. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    I think either would be a fine choice. I would prefer something with firewire connection, but that' just me.
     
  3. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

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    I don't think you would go wrong with the Toshiba. If you read the reviews you can find + and - for both drives. And the price is not bad at all ~$100 for the 1TB Toshiba...
     
  4. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I would also, but you seem to have to pay a lot extra for firewire and as its only for TM, speed isn't as big an issue as it might be if I had frequently accessed data on it. Plus, thinking about it I have two USB 2 drives on this PC and speed isn't a problem with them.

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  5. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I recently got the home edition (includes FW) of that Western Digital from Dell for $120 US shipped. Search Dell for the following. It's still listed for $109 on their page.

     
  6. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using a Western Digital MyBook Home with Time Machine, connected by Fiewire. It works great.
     
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  8. Spares macrumors member

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    I use a WD MyBook for timemachine through USB, and it works great.
     
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  10. Tumbleweed666 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Decided to go for the Tosh in the end, £70 vs £120 on that link* and will do what I need, sit there quietly (no fan) and store TM backups.

    *Never thought of Play as a source of PC equipment must look there in future thanks
     

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