Western Digital 2TB Drive for Backup?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacUserSince87, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. MacUserSince87 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I've been looking for FireWire800 back-up drives to use with Time Machine on my iMac. The Western Digital My Book™ Pro Edition II is on the short list. Anyone else using it who can provide feedback? It's $620 at Costco.com I was looking at a 1TG My Book in a store but it was only FW400 compatible.
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    I may be wrong here, but it doesn't appear to me that Time Machine is backing up at the full speed of the drive. So if you're just using the drive for TM then FW400 may well be plenty fast enough.
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    One of my work mates has one of those he swaps it to use on his Mac when are
    things are slack(we work in a windows gloom haze) that thing zips and built
    like a brick sh*t house

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