Western Digital My Book 750GB Premium USB2.0 & Firewire External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chrisjhill, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. chrisjhill macrumors newbie

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    Hiya guys.

    I was going to get a WD MyBook with FireWire 800, but this deal looks good. Amazon have the external drive mentioned in the title for £99.99.

    Just a couple questions before I bring out the plastic:
    1. Does anyone know how quiet it is, and how hot it runs?
    2. I assume it will be perfect for Time Machine - It's 750GB and I have a 320GB HDD in my iMac.
    3. Is it a good price?

    Thanks very much!
     
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  3. macaddict23 macrumors 6502

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    I bought the black 750GB My Book from BestBuy yesterday for $180 (USD) after taxes. I bought it specifically for Time Machine. It's really quite. I plugged it in, and my Mac saw it, it asked me a few questions, and Time Maching started backing up my files. Sweet! I guess the only bad part is, I noticed that only 690GB out of 750 was available. Hmmmm . . .
     
  4. chrisjhill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Glad to hear it is quiet, and that you are using it the same as I intend to. Reassuring since I ordered it yesterday! The reason it looks like it is 690GB is the way we use the term Gigabyte. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabyte should give you some more information.

    Do you know if it was formatted in FAT or NTFS?
     

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