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    Default External Hard Drive Question....

    Ok, after all of the troubles I have had with a PC, I decided to go Mac.....I will be receiving a 15" MacBook Pro next week, and I would like to pick up an external HD (maybe 2) for music and photos.....I shoot in RAW format, and those can fill up a HD quick, so I need a good amount of space...The only parameter I have is that it needs to be portable....I have looked at the iomega drives, but I want to see what everyone else is using....Thanks
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    I've had good luck with my Western Digital, 500GB of space and quite small.

    Tom's hardware is usually good for these types of questions link

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    I like the MyBooks... small, cheap, durable, and they power-off when your computer powers off (what a novel concept...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dylan View Post
    I like the MyBooks... small, cheap, durable, and they power-off when your computer powers off (what a novel concept...).
    I use the My Book as well(160GB). I can highly recommend it.
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    I like both of those, but I need something that is powered by USB or Firewire, as in completely portable.....I like the MyBooks, but I think they require me to plug it in....
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    The WD ones I reffered to were the MyBooks, I have used a 160gb and upgraded to the 500gb. Both, to my knowledge, need to be plugged in to function.

    Not sure if this one needs to be plugged in, but $50 for 400gb is a pretty good deal.

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    I could be wrong, but I think anything hard drive based is going to need more power than a USB cable can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizelbs View Post
    I could be wrong, but I think anything hard drive based is going to need more power than a USB cable can provide.
    Yup, they need 12V and USB provides 5.5 and Firewire is somewhere around there also.

    DO NOT get USB for a HDD, you will notice lag. Firewire is the only way to go.
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    You can get smaller drives that are powered by USB. They're usually slower-RPM units that don't need as much power (5400rpm in the case of the link before).
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    I've also seen drives that plug into two usb ports. Not sure about the mac, though.

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    Staples has 400 gig externals on sale this week for $50 each.

    http://staples.shoplocal.com/staples...id=-2092757669

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    I back up my home server every night with a USB connected Western Digital 250 GB drive - easy to use and I've had zero problems.

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    I've had one WD internal drive die, so I've been leery of them. I bought a external Maxtor drive and have been very happy with it. It's about 2 years old and never had a minutes trouble out of it.
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    I have a MyBook w/ one terabyte that I received on sale at Office Max for $350.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 66chevyIISS View Post
    once you go Mac you will want to go back!
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    i have a seagate 120 gb drive sitting in front of me using USB power. it uses 2 usb cables to power it. one for power one for data.

    if speed is not a concern then get a USb otherwise look into firewire.

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    I love my new Macbook pro, I ended up with an iomega 120gb usb/firewire drive.....It was the smallest one I could find that didn't have a ton of awful reviews...I got the "protection" plan anyway though....I drop things a lot..:o
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    my fat chick videos wouldn't even fit on that thing and that's only a small part of my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by now in stereo View Post
    my fat chick videos wouldn't even fit on that thing and that's only a small part of my collection.
    There is something I never wanted to know......
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    {fingers in ears} La La La La La La La La

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    So now that I have bought the damn thing, is there a mac forum out there that doesn't suck nuts? I looked at several today and I really think I wouldn't fit in at any of them.........
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    Don't do Mac... WindoZe and Linux only, sorry.

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