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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 06, 2008
    *RATE* your External HD
    Hi All,

    We already have a thread recommending HDs, but some important info is missing which will really help people decide what to buy.

    How about:

    - Name and type of HD
    - The amount of daily/weekly usage
    - Approx. price at time of purchase, and where you bought it
    - Computer set-up

    **And most importantly**

    - When did you buy it?
    - How long has your drive lasted?

    Finally, give it a rating out of 10!

    Please feel free to add any other key points for other people to consider when buying or upgrading their current HD.


    My current HD:

    Maxtor 80GB OneTouch IV Mini 2.5" 5400rpm 8MB Cache External Hard Disk Drive 2 year manufacturer's warranty

    One weekly backup

    60 PC World

    Using it on a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac 2GB

    Bought November 2007

    Still working well after 8 months

    (Would have given it more points but it was expensive for the size, however it is portable and so requiries no external power supply other than the USB to computer lead)

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    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    WD 200GB USB 2.0 and Firewire 400. 2.5+ years old. Never turned off. Never an issue. Fast (with Firewire 400) and very reliable. $180 at the time.

    Seagate 200GB Also USB 2.0 and Firewire 400. Never an issue. Bought it at least 2 years ago now. Used as a Time Machine backup drive for Intel Mac Mini and also storage of my Videos I am editing. $200 at the time I purchased it.

    Simpletech 120GB 2.5" USB 2.0 External for iBook. 1 year old now. Time Machine Backups for iBook and storage of music and videos I am editing. So far 100% reliable. $89.00 on sale.

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