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I have a mac mini and i am fairly new to macs and i want to get an external hard drive. I want about 150G drive no more than $200. So if any of you guys have a good one that fits my requirments or just some good companys that make some good external drives.
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I just bought a 160 gb external usb segate harddrive from bestbuy for my imac g5 for only 89 dollars. I really like it. Osx recognized it right away.
I recommend it.
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I have a mac mini and i am fairly new to macs and i want to get an external hard drive. I want about 150G drive no more than $200. So if any of you guys have a good one that fits my requirments or just some good companys that make some good external drives.
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i'll second a seagate drive. i recently bought an internal and used an external housing. 200gig seagate and external both for <$200.


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I have a mac mini and i am fairly new to macs and i want to get an external hard drive.
Make sure you get a Firewire drive (Firewire 400, no need for Firewire 800).

You can't boot from a USB drive and USB 2.0 is approx 2 X slower than Firewire 400 for reading and writing hard drives.
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I love the LaCie Firewire Porsche drives; I have two. I know the 160gb one can be had for ~$120. Check www.macmall.com.

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I love the LaCie Firewire Porsche drives; I have two. I know the 160gb one can be had for ~$120. Check www.macmall.com.
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I am really looking into this Lacie Firewire Porsche drive, so i was just wondering how long you've had your two drives.
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I've had the 160gb every since Tiger came out (I remember ordering them at the same time), so April, which makes 9 months.

The 250gb I've had for about a week, so too early to tell if it will encounter any serious problems.

I, for one, wasn't attracted to purchasing an internal drive and an enclosure. I like the all-in-one form factor of the Porsche's. They look and functions perfectly.

From what I can tell, the drives are of excellent build quality. Until something happens, I will surely keep buying them. If you have any qualms, you can always purchase an extended warranty.

I know I kind of rambled, but I hope that that helps somewhat.

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i have a Lacie external drive and it was recognized by my iBook immediately. i really like it and it is firewire; very FAST transfers. i have had mine for 8 months and use it daily. never a problem.

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Thanks guys,
I ended up buying a MicroNet Mini mate. It was a 160G for $150 and it came with 2 extra firewire ports and 3 extra udb ports. so i thought it wasa good deal. But thanks for all of your help.
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