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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatLane, Dec 27, 2008.
I have seen many
Just wondered what HD's are the best to buy
I don't think it really matters. Size and cost are proabably the determining factors.
I have found the most reliable to be G Technology and Weidenbach hard drives.
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 )
I just got a Seagate Free Agent Go, pricey, but it's portability and sleek looks are nice.
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.
Western Digital Passport Studio is the way to go. Got my 500GB for $100. It has USB, FW 400/800, and a nice enclosure.
Western Digital treats me right.
I have the WDH1Q10000N 1TB drive with the firewire 800, and its great. I use this with the unibody MBP.
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!
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)
Cheers for all the suggestions so far guys!
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.
+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
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.