Western Digital External Hard Drive

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  1. chrisemac macrumors member

    chrisemac

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    Hey

    I was wondering if I made the right purchase on amazon since I lost the power charger and usb cable let me know: I have the link for them. I don't know if this is appropriate to do here but I do have a macbook pro 13 that i am going to be using this with External Hard DRive. Just wondering by the mac folks if I made the right purchase on amazon.

    Thanks people.


    Link 1: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000067RVL/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
    Link 2:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RUTBIG/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

    Please let me know guys. It'd be awesome!
     

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Looks like you got the right ones. The hard drive should have some kind of "input power" specification on the case - make sure it's 12 Volt/2 Amp (24 Watts).
     
  3. chrisemac thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll make sure. It's arriving between July 19 to 24. I've got some time to wait. I want the Western Digital to be my time machine and running as time machine 24/7.

    Do you know any good apps I can download? I'm going to be going to school in the fall and I do not have any word documents apps whatsoever. I have the TextEdit that came along with the macbook pro but that's it.
     
  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Pages is good and cheap from the App store. iWork as a bundle is good too.

    Word is terribly written, but it's the standard. I would get both just in case. If you're a student you can definitely get a student discount for Microsoft Office.
     
  5. chrisemac thread starter macrumors member

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    Can Pages be used as word? I mean saved? Or no?
     
  6. surjavarman macrumors 6502a

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    You might also want to try Google Docs. Works in my opinion better than a standalone word processor and you don't need to contaminate your harddrive with unnecessary apps.
     
  7. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Based on the picture of the backpanel, that hard-drive is equipped with firewire ports. For less than $10, I would skip the USB 2.0 cable, and get firewire cable. From my experience, it will be noticebly faster (35mb/s for USB 2.0) versus 65mb for FW800), and the connection won't jiggle loose.
     
  8. chrisemac thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think I have a firewire port. Sorry I'm a newb. :(
     
  9. Trey M macrumors 6502a

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    On a totally unrelated note, I have a similar HD and I'm definitely putting Apple stickers like you did on it...lol.
     
  10. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Here is a link to more information on firewire, so you can identify the firewire ports on the back of your Western Digital MyBook. Firewire is nearly twice as fast as USB 2.0.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewire

    If you're attending school, Microsoft is practically giving away Office 2010/2011 with their steep student/academic discount campaign. If you're not comfortable with Pages, iWorks, or GoogleDocs, then stick Microsoft Office.

     
  11. chrisemac thread starter macrumors member

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    HAHAH! I just had to! :p

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