Whats the best External HD for mac.

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  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    I have seen many


    Just wondered what HD's are the best to buy




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  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it really matters. Size and cost are proabably the determining factors.
     
  3. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    I have found the most reliable to be G Technology and Weidenbach hard drives.
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean internal HD's or external HD's? Cuz my Lacie 500GB external works like a charm and I've never had a problem with it (and it was cheap too :p)
     
  5. rising j macrumors member

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    I just got a Seagate Free Agent Go, pricey, but it's portability and sleek looks are nice.
     
  6. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    That's all we use at work for large broadcasting files when we deliver them. Have never had a problem except for one that was defective out of the 25 that we've purchased.
     
  7. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Western Digital Passport Studio is the way to go. Got my 500GB for $100. It has USB, FW 400/800, and a nice enclosure.
     
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  9. isaki87 macrumors regular

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    I have the WDH1Q10000N 1TB drive with the firewire 800, and its great. I use this with the unibody MBP.
     
  10. Stinar007 macrumors newbie

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    Anything Goes

    I know this isn't probably the answer you're looking for, but anything pretty much goes with externals. My brother is a closet Mac guy (meaning he still owns a PC but is almost ready to convert) and we have 4 external hard drives we use. They are all different and they all work for both computers. So, unlike many other things, external hard drives seem pretty versatile. I've never had any formatting problems with any of them (aided greatly by us both using VLC). Hope this helps!
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Are these drives any good?...i bought one earlier today but i'm now second guessing myself.

    Iomega eGo Portable - Hard drive - 250 GB - external - 2.5" - FireWire / Hi-Speed USB - 5400 rpm - buffer: 8 MB - Ruby Red. Costs £131.67 on Amazon and was £88 at the Apple store (surprisingly cheaper)
     

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  12. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  13. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Thermaltake BlacX Dock for my Seagate 1TB drive. Works like a charm. It's a USB only, though, no firewire on the model I have.
     
  14. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for LaCie, their "BigDisk Extreme+ Triple Interface" line offers cheap RAID 0 storage with FW800. http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?pid=10922
     
  15. Mercellus macrumors regular

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    I have a Western Digital Passport 160 GB and it works just fine; I've heard good things about Seagate's FreeAgent external drives as well.

    If you're looking to go cheap, I'd imagine you could pick up an inexpensive USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure for somewhere around $25 and toss in a 500 GB 5,400 or 7,200 RPM hard drive which can be had at for less than $80.
     

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