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  • Revacee
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    Joined: Feb 7th, 2008, 12:05
    Best external hard drive?
    I was wondering if anybody had a suggestion as to what external hard drive I should purchase. I am looking for a 500 gig drive and am between the G-Tech G Drive 500gig and the Western Digital My Book Studio Edition 500 gig. Any opinions on whats better?
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    Hi fookmar, i don't know the g-tec. I have the WD Mybook and a Maxtor. The WD is fine, but it goes to sleep often and there's not a way to control that as far as i know. My Maxtor is good. My partner prefers Lacie's and hers have worked fine - although other's prefer not to use Lacie's... I've also heard good reports from some colleagues about Seagate drives. Remember to get a 7200rpm + drive with a firewire 400 or better connection. Cheers Rounik
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  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    Mal|Life did a HD drive roundup in one of it's issue. It's available here : [url]http://www.maclife.com/article/esata_external_ultramax_desktop_my_book_pro_edition_ii[/url] Here's also a review of the WD My Book Studio : [url]http://www.maclife.com/article/western_digital_my_book_studio_edition[/url] I also recommend you to check out the Seagate eSATA drive. I have one and I'm very satisfied from it's performance. It needs an external Serial ATA PCI card so you'll need a tower Mac for this one. [url]http://www.maclife.com/article/seagate_esata_exteral_drive[/url]
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  • Wifucye
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Nov 8th, 2007, 09:30
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    Originally bought my system from a regional Protools dealer who recomended the LaCie HD. I love mine. Its been doing heavy duty for over a year now and its been trouble free. http://www.lacie.com/products/family.htm?id=10007
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  • Bj
    Posts: 293
    Joined: Sep 19th, 2007, 01:27
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    Hi fookmar I'm a big LaCie fan. Have had a 7200rpm 400 firewire for over 2 years now, it gets a real lot of use and has never missed a beat. Recently got a 5400rpm USB 2 portable for general storage and it too performs well. All the best, Bj
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  • Zihymua
    Posts: 206
    Joined: Oct 30th, 2007, 04:46
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    No question G_TECH RAID 2 the best HD i ever buy AlRobi
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  • m10design
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Mar 5th, 2008, 11:28
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    the g drive is the way to go man, it is the best external hard drive i've had
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  • Zihymua
    Posts: 206
    Joined: Oct 30th, 2007, 04:46
    Re: Best external hard drive?
    Read good ,not just G-drive but -Raid 2- drive, ex. 40 Go FCP file 6min to upload
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