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09-27-2010, 10:56 PM
First post EVER. Please forgive if I violate protocols. :Blushing: I've got a 14" MacBook. 18 mos old. Looking for a PORTABLE storage device (D-photos & basic files). I don't use Time Machine. Saw the 500GB Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive at the Apple online store. Anyone out there have any experiences (good or bad) with Iomega portables?

09-28-2010, 05:34 PM
Welcome to the Mac Forums.

Your MacBook is a 13" model not 14". As far as buying a good portable hard drive, there are many choices which in my opinion are better than the iOmega.

Take a look at what's available from Other World Computing (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/). Their Mercury on the Go series of portable drives are rated best by MacWorld Magazine.

10-03-2010, 12:17 PM
13" & not a 14" - I told you I was a newbee :o Thanks for the tip - heading in that direction now. On another note... What is the aircraft in your signature block? The pic is kind of small but it looks like a B-25 or an A-26. I see you are from FW. Are you a member of CAF?

10-03-2010, 02:28 PM
Yes, check out the OWC site. They're Mac specialists and only carry the best in parts and accessories.

The aircraft is a Douglas B-26D. I was a crew chief on that aircraft at one time. (Telling my age. :) )