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I'm looking for an external hardrive to store photos and general backup for my pre-Intel G5 iMac. I'm considering the "Iomega 500GB Triple InterfaceProfessional Silver Series Desktop Hard Drive".
http://tinyurl.com/2dr22c
I'm not very savvy about this stuff so any information regarding compatibility and reliability is most welcome.
I'm hoping to stay under $200 (I've seen the Iomega for about $175).
Is there a different hard drive I should be looking at?

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I'm looking for an external hardrive to store photos and general backup for my pre-Intel G5 iMac. I'm considering the "Iomega 500GB Triple InterfaceProfessional Silver Series Desktop Hard Drive".
http://tinyurl.com/2dr22c
I'm not very savvy about this stuff so any information regarding compatibility and reliability is most welcome.
I'm hoping to stay under $200 (I've seen the Iomega for about $175).
Is there a different hard drive I should be looking at?

Thanks,
Gary
There's a ton of them out there. I would suggest sticking with one that has a Firewire interface option. Just about any external hard drive should work, it doesn't need to specifically say "Mac compatible". Personally, I like Seagate products because they have a 5-year warranty, which says a lot about the confidence they have in their product. I don't think any other manufacturer has such a nice warranty.

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