Which External Portable Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by NiKeZz, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. NiKeZz macrumors 6502

    NiKeZz

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    I have to have an external portable hard drive for my PJ class this semester. It needs to be at least 250GB but for not much more I've found I can get a 500GB drive. It needs to be 7200rpm and have a USB2.0 and a Firewire800 Port. The best ones I have come across are:

    1) G-Tech Drive

    2) OWC Portable

    I'm extremely caught in between on either drive and I constantly wonder if there is a better option out there for that price range. If anyone could provide some input that would be great!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Buy whichever one has the better warranty. No platter-based hard drive is better than any other.
     
  3. walterwhite macrumors 6502

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    We used Lacie and G-tech at the Apple store... The G-techs seemed ageless. The LAcies were always going back under warranty.
     
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  5. henry999 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, but ... while it is obviously self-evident for you, I for one (and, perhaps, many others) haven't a clue what a 'PJ class' might be. Would you be so kind as to enlighten me / us what this jargon is? Thanks, d00d.

    cheers,

    hEnRyZz
     
  6. NiKeZz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Photojournalism.
     
  7. NiKeZz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually looked at those. But i don't wanna spend $25 on a cable that would upgrade it for the really only feature I need it for.
     

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