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I'm looking into buying an external harddisk to plug into my iBook. I'm going to be editing video soon, and I'm going to need a whole friggin lot of disk space, which the 40gb harddrive in my iB isn't capable of providing. But it needs to be relatively affordable (150-200 dollar range).

maybe someone could be so kind as to suggest a brand and/or places to get or order one?

and if it has to take the firewire port, is there any such thing as a firewire splitter? I know they make USB ports, but I need the firewire to transfer the DV to the computer, so if I have a harddrive pluged into it, it would defeat the purpose.
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You could build your own and save several $$$

Here is a 160gb for $50 after rebate. (sale ends 9/16)
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4008242

You can pick up a firewire enclosure pretty cheap. Here's one for $40.
http://www.pcmicrostore.com/PartDeta...x?q=p:10500938
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Most factory external hard drives have an extra firewire port on them so you don't lose your port

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I just bought a LaCie 80 gig firewire for $110 at pcnation.com. Its pretty small and light so its portable. Its not to loud either, just a light hum. https://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?item=C14548 Oh and it looks cool
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I will vouch for the LaCie Firewire drives as well, we have been using them for years and have had no problems. The new ones are pretty cool looking also.
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IS the a big difference with speed between firewire 400 and 800. Cos i wanna get the LaCie Porsche 160GB HD and they only come in Firewire 400. There are Firewire 800 HD's and i wanted to know if thers a big diffrerence ot not.
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the speed is almost twice. la cie claims they get 88mbps on fw800 which is almost ata speeds, sata is 150mbps i think.

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So what is the fastest HD you can get for mac?
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