UK suggestions please for reliable 1TB Portable Firewire External Harddrive

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  1. aoaaron macrumors 6502

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    UK suggestions please for reliable 1TB Portable Firewire External Harddrive please! :)

    I made a thread before but it got cluttered up with a few desktop options, US only options etc.

    I need an external harddrive which is portable, doesn't require an external power source, works from the firewire port and is preferably 1TB so i can partition 500GB for data, 500GB for time machine.

    My harddrive in my MBP will be 500GB. Do I need more space for time machine or a separate drive even? Suggestions? Thank you! :)
     
  2. Matty-p macrumors regular

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    G-tech always the best imo and they all have fw 800
     
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    Actually, getting one with FW and eSATA might be best. They'll eventually be adapters for Thunderbolt to eSATA that will be very, very, fast. Future proof.
     
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  6. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    LOL fella UK England here! I use an Lacie Rugged 1tb External hard drive.
    I bought mine from Amazon.

    In saying that you can buy the Lacie Rugged 500gig external drive with 720rpm
    too.

    Other than that have seen other makes of Rugged External hard drives on the
    BTphone web site for a good price.

    Lacie are ment to be working on a Thunder bolt lead (Apple guy told me this)

    hope that helps.
     
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    if anyone can help me and the OP help choose the fastest external HD that would be awesome!!! im looking for one as well.
     
  9. aoaaron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hey man. i wanted a lacie rugged but the orange rubber looks horrid! lol
     
  10. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    LOL you can buy different coloured rubber sleeves, these cost around £ 15.00p
    dont know if this is for one or more.
    But with the Orange you never forget where it is!!
     
  11. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Also check out the seagate goflex range. They come in usb2 or 3 but you can also buy different cables. There is firewire 800 and esata available and sure they will add tb
     
  12. sydenham macrumors regular

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    Yes, the Seagate is probably the way to go. Especially because they will be releasing a Thunderbolt adaptor. I bought one similar to this but it had USB 3, then bought a firewire adaptor. They have them at PC world, but not sure of the cost....
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-FreeAgent-GoFlex-Ultra-portable-External/dp/B003NE5H2G
     
  13. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    What is the best/quickest lead to buy an esata or the Firewire for
    2011 13inch i5 MBPro
    Gonna buy one of these has a back up drive bargain.
     
  14. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    Just been reading the buyers reviews on Amazon and most say the esata
    setup seems not to actually work.
     
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    That would be the g-tech pro drives with fw800. They eat up the competition in comparative tests. Pricey, but worth it. I don't think Lacie are worth the asking price.
     
  16. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Thats because it is a power over esata adapter. A lot of laptops have this port (its basically a sata and usb in 1 port thus giving the esata the power it needs).

    If you plug this into a normal esata then it wont work as esata has no power through the port. There are p-esata expresscards available.
     
  17. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    So Ninja2000 Is it best just to use the Firewire 800 connecter with this and would
    this be ok to use on the MBP 2011
     
  18. ninja2000 macrumors 6502

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    Thats what i am doing. I will alse get a tb connector as soon as it is released.
    The firewire is over twice the speed of usb2 so it was a great upgrade for me
     
  19. FOX160 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply Ninja2000 will buy one for a back up at home
    yer think everyone will waiting for the TB connector.
    £ 70 pounds is to an opportunity to miss.
     

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