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    best portable external hd to buy with my macbook 10.5.7
    Hi
    need to purchase a protable external drive for my macbook, 10.5.7 OS.
    Recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    mikey

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    freeagent external harddrives from seagate use firewire, which might interest you.

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    thanks for the suggestion, but the macbook only has usb ports, no firewire

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    ah, sorry about the confusion. i use western digital passports for my usb external harddrives. never had a problem, and very affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey View Post
    Hi
    need to purchase a protable external drive for my macbook, 10.5.7 OS.
    Recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    mikey
    One option I would suggest would be to replace the HDD that's in your MB with a bigger and faster one. Then buy an external enclosure ($10-20) for your existing drive. Agian, just an idea.

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    That's what I did, investin. I gave that old drive and an enclosure to my GF to use as a backup.

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