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    Dec 30, 2010
    external hard drive recommendations
    It is time to get an external harddrive to back-up my desktop imac. I was thinking of getting at least 1tb with a firewire connection. Any recommendations? Is one brand preferred over others?

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Beyond the parameters you mentioned (1 terabyte and firewire)...I would otherwise just shop for the best price.

    FYI...the selection of external firewire hard drives you have to choose from will be fewer than USB hard drives...AND external firewire HD's will be more expensive.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    I like the cases from OWC and then put my own drive in them.
    Costs a little more this way also, but you're getting a good case and your pick of drives instead of just the cheapest drive the manufacturer can get that will come with most of the others.

    If you buy the combo case/drive from OWC, they are one of the few manufacturers that actually post what drive you're getting with the case. I have one of the previous gen USB, FW, eSATA case like this one.
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