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    External Firewire Drive
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    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



    Nick

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    External Firewire Drive
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    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.








    Quote Originally Posted by dmachine
    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



    Nick

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    adam80
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    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.

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    iSteve
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    Quote Originally Posted by citystar2k
    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.
    1 terabyte = 1000GB

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    ghenrytaylor
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam80
    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.
    That's the way I did it. Small firewire case (2.5"), and a Travelstar laptop HD off EBay. Got the firewire cable from Apple. Now I use them to back up my iBook. Works like a charm.

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    Chamorro
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    Just make sure it has the Oxford 911 chipset.

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    WilliS
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    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?

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    Chamorro
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    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.

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    demos-o
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    i 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.

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    johnny5w
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamorro
    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.
    Or you can just use a ground lift.

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