External HD, What do you guys use?

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  1. IS300_TRD

    IS300_TRD Active Member

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    What external HD do you guys use? size?
     
  2. panero

    panero availability

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    on my g4 I was using a 120gb oxford firewire in addition to the internal 70gig.

    on my G5 I now have a 150gb western digital and 500gb western digital internal, and Im gonna use that 120 external for back-up storage.
     
  3. TheWeasel

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    300GB Seagate
    400GB Seagate
    300GB Seagate
    120GB Western Digital
    300GB Seagate
    300GB Seagate
    1TB Seagate
    1TB Seagate
    3GB Toshiba
    120GB Maxtor
    80GB Maxtor
    20GB Seagate

    I stay away from Maxtor. I like my data. Same goes for LaCie. Total junk and the highest failure rate on the market.
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    All seagate and western digital here.
     
  5. JGAC

    JGAC Vin Diesel is.... OT Supporter

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    20gb seagate at the end?
     
  6. TheWeasel

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    Yeah it's outta my XBOX. :wiggle:
     
  7. SugarCoatedSour

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    Just got a 500GB Samsung Spinpoint T and put it in an external enclosure for my MBP.
     
  8. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    Lacie Porsche drives...

    anything from 80 gig to 500 gigs...
    only external I'll ever buy. looks nice, super quiet, doesn't really get hot, and I haven't had 1 fail on me yet...
     
  9. fatass

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    500GB seagate with firewire
     
  10. JGAC

    JGAC Vin Diesel is.... OT Supporter

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    Those are all hooked up at once? :rofl:
     
  11. TheWeasel

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    Nah. Some are backup drives, others are testing drives, one is Time Machine. Have like 4 or so hooked up right now. I have a bunch of other internal drives too on my server so I don't use the externals as much.

    I do have a friend that has something like over 40 FW drives daisy chained. Bitches that Apple claims you can do up to 63 but you can't. Very weird guy (I don't know anyone else that lives in a warehouse, has a diesel jet engine, a $30k laser, and a $15k scanner oh yeah, and a catapult to launch his hang-glider out of the warehouse, no I'm not making that up).
     
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    1TB My book

    gonna get a new one soon. Only has a few gigs left
     
  13. JGAC

    JGAC Vin Diesel is.... OT Supporter

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    :run:
     
  14. TheWeasel

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    He had a $600 electric bill from all his machine. Dude, might wanna think about turning off those SCSI drives with shareware from 1996 on them. And I mean racks of them.
     
  15. TheWeasel

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    I'll see if I can get some. He lives out in Maine. Know him through a group of friends and met him IRL a couple times.
     
  16. IS300_TRD

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    Anyone thinking about getting the time capsule as ext hd? Debating if I should wait to get that or just pick up a Seagate or WD.
     
  17. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've been using a 250 GB SmartDisk FireLite, a 160 GB SmartDisk FireLite, and a 250 GB MyBook. Need more though
     
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    300GB Maxtor inside OWC Mercury Elite Pro connected Via Firewire
    200GB Seagate inside Nextstar connected to Time Capsule
    500GB Time Capsule
     
  20. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    wd 250gb my book
     
  21. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    320GB Seagate 7200.10 in Vantec Nextar
    300GB Maxtor Diamondmax 10 in Vantec Nexstar
     
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    400gb seagate with a vantec usb enclosure
    looking to get another enclosure for my 320gb seagate, im going to get a firewire enclosure this time.
     
  23. mojito

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    1tb mybook premium II
    1tb mybook world edition
    500gb mybook essential
     
  24. alverino03

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    160GB Lacie drive with 2 partitions.
     
  25. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    120gb wd passport for photo stuff on the go.

    custom firewire drive for time machine / custom backup software.

    1+tb server (cant remember what drives are in there right now) for everything else.
     

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