What external hard drive to get??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iSaygoodbye, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    Okay so i need to get a external hard drive with 250 gb or more. But i cant spend more than 100 bucks and it needs to be mac compatible. Any ideas?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Almost anything is Mac compatible, but for that price, I'd go for one of the Western Digital myBook series.
     
  3. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    In a recent article in either macworld or mac life(can't remember which one but it's the most recent issue.) they gave the seagate drives the highest rating.

    The price might be a little over a $100 but they did review a 320 gb version and it also was the fastest
     
  4. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I would agree. I have 2.

    I did have an issue with one freezing, but got a quick warranty replacement. WD is great IMO.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Build your own and put a Seagate drive in an external enclosure. 5 year warranty on the Seagates.
     
  6. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Frys has Seagate 1TB External for $109.00 for the next week. You can spend $20.00 more and get the Firewire, USB, eSATA 32meg cache version.
     
  7. Doju macrumors 68000

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    So, you guys would recommend against a Time Capsule?
     

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