Which external hard-drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applemax, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    I'm looking to buy an external hard drive that looks nice and is over 250GB and is ideally under £400 ($800). Also, should be Mac friendly and probably FireWire 800 compatible. Any advice? Thanks.
     
  2. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Western Digital Mybook Pro is 250gb and has Firewire 800. It costs £79.99 so its well in your price range! Or you can try the 500gb version for £114. Western Digital are great hard drive manufacturers and their products are very stylish, I am planning on getting 350gb Mybook USB version.
     
  3. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    My Book is a good choice. We have a dozen at my work--they're rock solid and look pretty.
     
  4. coil macrumors newbie

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    I have a number of LaCie drives that I am happy with as well as externals from other world computing, which usually has good deals.
     
  5. SMM macrumors 65816

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    There are so many good choices available. There is a great deal of promotional pricing as well. I like the LaCie drives, but I could not tell you that there are not other triple-interface options just as good. There have been (on average - and by my guess), at least one thread on this subject, every week, for a couple years. You might want to tap into this abundance of knowledge by searching. You can also visit CDW, Mac/PC Warehouse, Tiger Direct, PC Connection, Frys, etc. They will have many choices for you to evaluate and with current pricing.
     
  6. showtime macrumors 6502

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    You can easily get a 500gb western digital mybook for ~$150.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yeah but look for the Pro version, the others are FW400.
     
  8. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    They frequently go on sale. Check sale aggregator sites like dealnews.
     

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