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Anyone recommend an external harddrive that would work with a mac?
I know there are lots - i just want the one you guys use.
because i love you
I always wanted a porche. Now I gotz one.
go with a Lacie/ firewire.
Lacie it is
i'll third that emotion
Now where to get one in Canada?
You can get lacie at compusmart. Make sure it is 7200 rpm with 8mb cache. They tend to throw super cheap drives in those enclosures...
$256.27 (including shipping & taxes) Canadian for a 160gb Lacie firewire drive.
well worth it son.
i got a 200GB maxtor external for $100 US at staples
sad thing is, it was cheaper at staples than with my employee discount.. (i actually intern at Maxtor.. har har )
I've got two Maxtor drives and both are great.
The new ones are wonderful - scheduled backups and they take up barely any of the hard drive (they come with a small version of Dantz Retrospec, which is worth something by itself).
I've got a 200 and 300 gig drives.
Another good thing is that they are USB 2.0 AND Firewire compatible (I've got one machine with USB 1 and Firewire, the other with USB 2 - so it's great). I believe Lacie and others are one or the other.
You can get Lacie drives with USB2, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and Extreme (even faster), and ExtremeII I think (still faster), and various combinations of all of these (or not)in various drives... plus RAID units up to 2 Terabytes.. its confusing.
ah, so you can, that's new
dunno bout macs, but i just buy the biggest hard drive out there and put it in an enclosure that can support it.
go for the 500 gigger hitachi!!
i have a lacie fa porsche model, but its usb :(
otherwise its a great drive. get firewire.