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    Question external hd?
    i found this good deal on an external drive since i am looking to upgrade the 60gig drive that came with my macbook. can anyone tell me if this is a good choice?

    http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...0GB_Hard_Drive

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    Looks good to me. Format it to HFS+ if you plan on using it only on the Mac, FAT32 if you'd like to share it with a Windows computer.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95
    Looks good to me. Format it to HFS+ if you plan on using it only on the Mac, FAT32 if you'd like to share it with a Windows computer.
    thank you!

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    Im a fan of building my own externals, i just put together a 300GB USB2/Firewire 400 drive for about 160.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronMac
    Im a fan of building my own externals, i just put together a 300GB USB2/Firewire 400 drive for about 160.
    how would one go about doing that? buy an internal drive and buy a housing for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianj08
    how would one go about doing that? buy an internal drive and buy a housing for it?
    exactly! then use disk utility to format.

    my apple is bling *tisk tisk, you shouldn't have any bling.. just nice things*

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    I got Lacie 60gb for 60 bucks off ebay a lttle while back. It is like 1/2in wider and 1 1/2in longer than a full-size ipod and just about as thick. It is so small I can actually port it around with my computer. Then of course I have my 30gb ipod that I use for storage too, and then my 2gb flash drive.

    So I would look for one a little smaller on ebay or something. Never had a problem with my lacie.

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