Thread: External Firewire Drive
03-23-2004, 11:37 AM #1
External Firewire Drive
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- Jan 04, 2004
- Black Macbook Intel 2GHZ CD, 2GB RAM
I am looking to get an external firewire hard drive for my iBook. I want at least a 120GB drive. I have been looking around for them and have found some good prices but I wanted to see what you would reccomend. Is there any brands/manufacturers that I should stay away from.
Thanks in advance
03-23-2004, 02:26 PM #2
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- Feb 18, 2004
- North Derbyshire, United Kingdom
- 12" 1.33 GHz PowerBook w/SuperDrive, 60GB HDD, 1.25G RAM.
Lacie do really good firewire hard drives, and reasonable prices too.Cant be sure but i havent seen anybody else selling a terrabyte hard drive besides them.
Originally Posted by dmachine
03-24-2004, 02:00 AM #3adam80Guest
Ive been looking for one as well, im leaning towards building my own. You can get a case on eBay for between $15 to $30 and the hard drive is cheaper as well since your just buying the drive. You can easily save yourself a $100 by doing this. Still debating on it, want to research it some more.
03-24-2004, 06:13 AM #4iSteveGuestOriginally Posted by citystar2k
03-25-2004, 12:57 PM #5ghenrytaylorGuestOriginally Posted by adam80
03-25-2004, 04:49 PM #6ChamorroGuest
Just make sure it has the Oxford 911 chipset.
03-25-2004, 05:09 PM #7WilliSGuest
just be careful...make sure the case is able to supply its own power through firewire
i havent been able to find a 3.5" drive that can run off the firewire power.... anyone knows if its possible?
03-26-2004, 02:36 AM #8ChamorroGuest
Probably possible, but I wouldn't do it...why tax your computer's power supply unnecessarily?
Also, I forgot in my earlier post to say: try to plug it (and any other FireWire device) into a separate powered hub...it'll save you from frying your FireWire port(s) on your computer.
12-10-2004, 04:22 PM #9demos-oGuesti build my own
it takes about 6 minutes and is about 100 cheaper for a 250 gb drive.
seagate still has 5 yr warraty on their drives, no one else does anymore.
buy a new one. my refurb just croaked but my new ones have been 100% forever.
i use speed metal hdd enclosures with fw and usb. downside is external power, but upside is no fan noise. aluminum shell acts as good heat sink.
12-10-2004, 05:49 PM #10johnny5wGuestOriginally Posted by Chamorro
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