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External Harddrive for my new 2011 21.5 i5 imac


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Hello lady's and gent's i wanted to get some advice. i am looking for a external HD for my new imac . I do a lot of hd video and a little photography as well so i am planning to use my drive to back up all my photos and video's . Also thinking about picking up second one to back up my imac as well . Any tips and reccomendahions would be great . Thaks you guy's have. Good one .
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I'd recommend one with a FireWire 800 interface. Probably your best bet would be to buy an enclosure and drive and put them together. That way you can get the drive and brand you want.

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Other World Computing sells some nice external hard drives with a triple interface. Check them out first. LINK Their drives are always rated highly by MacWorld Mag.
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And don't forget that in hopefully a few months time, you'll have some Thunderbolt compatible external drives, so, don't go totally all out and spend all your cash just yet!

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And don't forget that in hopefully a few months time, you'll have some Thunderbolt compatible external drives, so, don't go totally all out and spend all your cash just yet!

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Exactly. This is keeping me from buying a couple of items right now.
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