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  1. #31
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...y+Book&x=0&y=0

    pretty decent, and not too expensive. cant beat the brand either!
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  2. #32
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    I have the MyBook pro and it is a great piece of work. I also was looking at the LaCie d2 quadra because of the quad interface and the 500GB size. I would suggest those 2. Whatever you decide you should definately get one that has Firewire on it.
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  3. #33
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    im going to be purchasing a few of the 500gb mybook pros soon.

    just waiting for price to come down a bit more, or for when i fill externals i have up.
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  4. #34
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    I'm looking for a portable one that isn't too heavy and is kind of on the smaller size. I was reading some about the rugged lacie ones, but I'm not really digging the orange. Anyone have any recommendations? Firewire would probably be the best bet. Thanks in advance.
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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    I believe western digital makes one that is called the passport. It is bus powered to but it is USB. I found 5 on newegg.com and they are the Firelite by Smartdisk and Aegis Portable by Apricorn. Neither of which company I have heard.
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  6. #36
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgeier82 View Post
    go on newegg, buy a nice firewire 400 enclosure 3.5", 40-50$.

    try to get one that has a sata internal connection. and just buy a 500gb hd for 130$

    under 180$ you can have something that would cost over 200$

    or, if u just wanna get something...look at the Western Digital MyBooks.

    they come in usb only, usb/fw400, and i think there is one that is fw800.

    usb will be cheapest, but id spend the extra 15$ and get the one with fw400.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...y+Book&x=0&y=0
    theres a link, just get what u want size wise.
    Thank you~ the suggestions that you gave, do i have to do any formating at all? and if you dont might, can you explain to me a little bit about why the whole formating and compitibility problem with mac?

    thx again

  7. #37
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    Hey there

    Id also recommend the "Mybook" series as a good choice!

    As for formatting, you have nothing to worry about, just plug it in, and your good to go ^_^

    If you want more flexibility AND you are only going to be using your external HDD on Mac OSX then feel free to format it to the HFS+ file system. (Formatting a hard drive to HFS+ on MacOSX can be found using google )

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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    External Harddrives
    I just got a Lacie External Drive (Firewire) 160gb. I was just wondering what the rest of you all have regarding External Drives.
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  9. #39
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    a 3.5" 160GB Maxtor that requires a/c power.
    fully formatted in FAT32, mainly used for backups, connected very infrequently.

    a 2.5" 120GB Maxtor
    fully formatted FAT32, mainly used for music and photo backups. travels with me to work every day.

    a 2.5" 80GB Western Digital that came out of my dead 17" HP pavillion
    fully formatted HFS+, soley for extra space and some backups on the macbook.



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  10. #40
    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    a 3.5" 200gb Maxtor IDE inside a Macally 3.5" 100ac usb/fw enclosure.

    a 3.5" 200gb Maxtor IDE inside a Macally 5.25 500BC usb/fw.

    i would never buy another brand enclosure, these are wonderful, and worth the average price they cost!

    2.5" 60gb IDE Laptop HD, inside cheap ebay usb case
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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    with a Seagate 750GB
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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?

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    MacBook 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD
    I have a 500GB Western Digital MyBook Pro. So far it only has my iTunes library on it.

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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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    300Gb seagate USB

    80Gb drive that I use to have in my Macbook before the upgrade to 160Gb USB/FW
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    I know a guy who is into p2p software, like Limewire and soulseek. Get this he has TWO 1TB drives, for all of his Movies, "special" videos, music, applications. This guy is like a world archive
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    Which External Hard Drive should I buy/Do you suggest?
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