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    Firewire External Hard Drive
    I want to get a external hard drive for my new MBP. I want a want a firewire 800 compatible one, which a capacity of upto 500gb. I'm struggling to find one here in the UK from a good manufacturer i.e. WD or Seagate

    Any recommendations?

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Macbook Pro 13", 4gb RAM, 1tb HD, OS X 10.6.8,
    I bought this quiet a while ago from buy.com.

    Manufacturer: LaCie Group SA
    Model: > LaCie d2 DVD-RW Firewire
    Drive Type: CD-RW/DVD-RW
    Disc Burning: Not Supported (don't know why it says that. It does burn DVDs)
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    Speed: 400 Mb/sec Speed

    Also have small portable WD Passport. Both seem to be good products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrichards14 View Post
    I want to get a external hard drive for my new MBP. I want a want a firewire 800 compatible one, which a capacity of upto 500gb. I'm struggling to find one here in the UK from a good manufacturer i.e. WD or Seagate

    Any recommendations?

    Cheers,

    Tom
    If i were you, i would go for the Lacie d2 Quadra 500GB. The d2 Quadras have F800, F400, eSata, and USB. They also allow you to daisy chain other F800 drives together, allowing your computer to see more than 1 drive through the same port. I own 2, a 500GB and 1TB, and both are running perfectly. Here's where i buy them from: Lacie d2 Quadra. They have some amazing deals on these drives there.
    -Matt

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