External Hardrives

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  1. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    Lacie vs. Maxtor

    I have a mini with a 40GB drive, and I could use the extra space.

    Im looking at the firewire drives, is 200 the standard price?
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    build one yourself. you can get like a 160gb internal for $30 and an external case for ~$25
     
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    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    :werd: that's almost the exact deal that i got when i bought my hard drive and case from compusa. I really lucked out though, $30 for a 160 gig hdd is a super low price.
     
  4. Icedog

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    :o I just bought the Maxtor 200 GB... I probably should have just built one myself.
     
  5. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    You can get a nice 120gb internal hdd here
    for $60, and you can buy a hard drive enclosure for $30 from compusa. Total for a 120gb external hdd = ~$90.
     
  6. turbo91

    turbo91 New Member

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    If you are feeling adventerous, clone the internal drive over to the external and enjoy a huge speed improvement on your mini.
     
  7. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Or just keep your eyes open for a good HDD deal. I picked up a 120GB WD external with both USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 ports about a month ago for $60 once its all done.

    Check www.techbargains.com on Saturdays and they'll have a listing of all the best deals for tech toys that will be in the Sunday papers.
     
  8. Skoles

    Skoles Guest

    I have a Maxtor 120gb I put into a Firewire ext kit ($30 from Newegg). The drive itself is super quiet and I don't use Firewire as much as USB so it's quick enough.
     
  9. IcyHot4Life

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    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    When I purchase my external, I'm pretty sure I'll go with Lacie's 500GB firewire800 drive. Maxtor (which I won't buy) and WD both don't make something like that yet, afaik.
     
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    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    I'm getting an external for college next year. I'm willing to make my own from an internal drive and a case, but I have no clue where to start. I have seen internal drives for super cheap, but what type of case do I get and what else do I have to put in it?
     
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    asshole dont eat yellow snow! OT Supporter

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    watch on OWC site www.macsales.com they sell steal deals all the time! I picked up a 250 gig 7200 rpm external firewire 800 drive for 150 bux a while ago and i see deals now around the 100 dollar range! But you can always order an enclosure online at macsales.com or newegg or directron and then get a cheapo rebate hd from frys or something and then you will end up saving bigtime!
     
  16. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    I like Lacie. If you do build one think about the future not today. the Lacie have FW800/400 & USB 2.
     
  17. lordcoca

    lordcoca Wading in the Velvet Sea

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    I'm curious too since I was planning on picking up an external drive myself. If it's not too difficult, I may try to do this as well.
     

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