which one is better(1TB ext-hdd)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bin, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Bin macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2007
    Device Type Hard drive - external
    Width 5.4 cm
    Depth 13.7 cm
    Height 16.6 cm
    Weight 1.17 kg
    Hard Drive
    Capacity 1 TB
    Interface Type IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB / eSATA-300
    Buffer Size 16 MB
    Interface Transfer Rate 800Mbps(FireWire800)/400Mbps(FireWire)/480Mbps(Hi-Sp.USB)/3Gbps(eSATA)
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Interfaces 1 x Hi-Speed USB - mini-USB Type B
    2 x IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) - 9 pin FireWire 800
    1 x eSATA-300 - 7 pin external Serial ATA
    Cables Included 1 x USB cable
    1 x IEEE 1394b cable - FireWire 800 (9-to-9 pin)
    1 x IEEE 1394 cable - FireWire 400 (9-to-6 pin)
    Compliant Standards EPA Energy Star, RoHS
    Package Type Retail
    Power Source Included AC adapter
    Power Device Power adapter
    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50 - 60 Hz )
    Software / System Requirements
    Software Included WD Anywhere Backup
    OS Required Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
    Max Operating Temperature 35 °C


    - FireWire 800 (1394b)
    - FireWire 400 (1394a)
    - USB 2.0 (3-port USB hub)

    Capacity: 1TB

    Weight: 2.28 kg (5.02 lbs)

    - Length: 245 mm (9.63")
    - Width: 122 mm (4.82")
    - Height: 78 mm (3.07")

    Transfer rates:
    - USB 2.0—480 Mbits/s
    - FireWire 400—400 Mbits/s
    - FireWire 800—800Mbits/s

    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

    Memory Cache: Up to 8MB

    Format: HFS+ (default)

    Volume Configuration: RAID 0 (default)

    What's in the Box?

    Iomega UltraMax 1TB Hard Drive

    - FW400 (1394a)
    - FW800 (1394b)
    - USB

    Power Supply

    EU & UK Power Cord

    Quick Installation Guide

    Solution CD with Software (EMC Retrospect - PC & Mac)

    System Requirements:

    PowerPC G3 or higher computer with built-in USB or FireWire

    Mac OS X, version 10.1 or above

    Safari 1.0 or higher to view User's Manual


    300 MHz processor or higher

    USB or FireWire controller

    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape 6.1 or higher to view User's Manual


    the one above is 299Eur
    the last one is 349Eur

    which one will you choose
  2. JSchwage macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    Do either of those allow you to easily remove the hard drive form the enclosure? If not, I'd recommend just buying an enclosure and buying your own hard drives to put in it. That way you can swap them out if you need more space or one dies.
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Firstly, neither one is natively 1Tb as such - each housing contains two 500gb drives, which you can (if you're brave and/or really don't care about keeping your data safe *grin*) stripe to appear to your Mac as a single volume. The downside is that if _either_ drive fails, you lose ALL the data on both drives - you've effectively doubled your chances of losing data.

    The best way of using these kinda devices is to set 'em up as a RAID mirror, giving you that extra level of security.

    However, having said that, I'd go for the Iomega - it's a seriously well-built piece of kit, just don't stripe it for use as a single volume. ;-)
  4. Bin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2007
    thank you
    any advice for enclosure with firewire 800?
  5. Bin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2007
    I changed my idea, and I am going to buy a 500GB ext-hdd. Maybe enclosure with hdd. thank u

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