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    Need a 1 TB external hard drive for my MacBook 10.6.2...suggestions?
    I was considering the WD MyBook for Mac, but the reviews on Amazon are uninspiring. So I was wondering if anyone else had any suggestions. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevriano View Post
    Uk or Us based?
    USA.

    I guess I'd prefer a USB interface, but Firewire would be Ok.

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    My pick would be FW800 - certainly makes for speedier backups on a Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    My pick would be FW800 - certainly makes for speedier backups on a Mac.
    Sorry, I don't understand...is "FW800" a specific model? Can you provide a link to the product you're talking about on Amazon.com, perhaps? Thanks!

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    i was talking of an enclosure which has Firewire 800 connectors - La Cie has them, not sure of others. eg. when i started a transfer of files to HD using USB the advisory said 33 hours - stopped transfer and set it up with Firewire 800 and it took 44 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    i was talking of an enclosure which has Firewire 800 connectors - La Cie has them, not sure of others. eg. when i started a transfer of files to HD using USB the advisory said 33 hours - stopped transfer and set it up with Firewire 800 and it took 44 minutes.
    Ah. Thanks. It makes sense "FW" would stand for Firewire...sorry, I sometimes need to be hit over the head with a hammer.

    Why in the world don't we find Firewire on more PCs if its so much faster than USB?

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    Remember the old VHS and Beta scene with videos, there is even a sort of parallel with M$ versus Apple/Amiga/Atari/etc. Probably all about advertising clout.

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    I've had a 500gb Western Digital MyBook Studio drive for a few months now. Works great with my Mac and my WinXP machine. SUPER quiet and firewire 800 is the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    I've had a 500gb Western Digital MyBook Studio drive for a few months now. Works great with my Mac and my WinXP machine. SUPER quiet and firewire 800 is the way to go!
    Nice. I managed to find this on Amazon:

    Amazon.com: Western Digital My Book Studio 1 TB FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0 External Hard Drive WDBAAJ0010HSL-NESN: Electronics

    So this will work with my Mac? Would I be able to back up a Windows machine on it too, and at the same time?

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