250GB USB2 HDD, $99, CompUSA, works great w/ my MBP :)

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  1. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    Link Here.

    I just ran across it on their website today (40GB ext HDD I had failed). The "Silver Keeper" software it came with (which I just downloaded as opposed to installing the outdated software) works great for backing up my pr0ns. They appear to use a Hitachi HDD in the enclosure (not my first choice, but it's better than a crapstor). Just thought I'd let everybody in on my find, and experience. Cheers :beer:
     
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  3. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Damn, I paid $199 for that like 8 months ago at best buy. Never had a prob with it though.
     
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    oooh... lacie...
     
  5. dfunk

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    I got a MyBook 2 months ago for $119.99. It has 250GB, 7200 RPM, 8MB Cache, USB 2.0.
     
  6. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    I wasn't trying to plug CompUSA or anything, btw. I just thought it was an amazing deal, and fealt my fellow mac users may be interested :hs: I think it may be discontinued though. Not sure how available it is. The store I bought it from had 19 in stock.
     
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    I wonder if i should get this! I'm kind of running low on $$$, but i been meaning to get a external HDD for awhile now. =( Only thing is, is FW400 that much better than USB 2.0 or nope?

    thanks.
     
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    i alraedy have it got it about 4 months ago from newegg for 120 :o
     
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    wanted to ask the same thing
     
  10. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    On paper, USB2 has a higher bandwidth (480) but in reality, firewire 400 will usually perform better. It's more efficient (firewire card coordinates transfers, less cpu usage, firewire>firewire transfers are direct). USB2 is still plenty fast for me, especially if the price savings is significant :hs:
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    My Lacie USB 2.0 drive definately uses more cpu to copy than my firewire lacie.

    Speedwise I can't tell much difference.
     
  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    built my own with a generic case off ebay and a 300gb seagate drive for under $100 (at that time, outpost.com doesn't seem to have any good deals lately)
     
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    USB operates in bursts whereas firewire is more consistent. That's what I was told. I'm sure it's more complicated than that but it worked for me.
     
  14. xenon supra

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    FW400 > USB 2.0

    /discussion

    how much better? eh, not a whole lot, but its definitely better.
     

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