02-22-2006, 03:41 AM #1n3t0xGuestNeed Good deal on external Hard Drive
Since im starting to work with photoshop, flash, and IDVD im realizing that i will need an external hard drive for my Ibook, so im searching for good deals.
I have about $200 bucks to spend and was hoping to buy from a range of 150 to 300 GB. hard drives
can anybody recommend me a place with good deals??
02-22-2006, 09:08 AM #2
If you make one yourself using an external enclosure, preferably with a fan, and an internal burner the price will drop significantly. I've heard the magic number for external HDs are 50 cents a gb. Keep that in mind when shopping for one.
02-22-2006, 09:22 AM #3
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You try ebay? I dont know alot about hard drives... but I use ebay alot.
02-22-2006, 06:29 PM #4
build it yourself, i used newegg to build mine
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02-22-2006, 06:45 PM #5
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02-23-2006, 01:00 AM #6Originally Posted by n3t0x
Look here: http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/st...plesZipCodeAdd
If the link doesn't work, look for item # 504517 at staples.com.
Newegg has a USB 2.0 enclosure that works with OS X, Windows and Linux for $30 shipped.
Look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817146307
There you go, a great USB 2.0 200GB external hard drive for under $75.
02-23-2006, 10:25 AM #7Originally Posted by timswim78
It's a little more expensive, but the fan keeps the HD nice and cool.
02-23-2006, 03:10 PM #8radarbobGuestOriginally Posted by munch
02-23-2006, 04:21 PM #9Originally Posted by radarbob
02-24-2006, 11:42 AM #10
I forgot to mention that firewire drives are often faster than USB 2.0 drives, on OS X.
Also, OS X can boot from an external firewire drive, but it cannot boot from an external USB 2.0 drive.
(The reason that I bought the USB enclosure is that I partitioned the drive for use with Linux, OS X, and Windows and use it on machines without firewire ports).
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