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looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: beerman
Date: November 25, 2007 11:55PM
I'm looking for a portable hard drive, 80gb minimum, must be bus powered. Any favorites out there?
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Re: looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: slbett
Date: November 26, 2007 01:44AM
I bought a 160 WD Passport drive on black Friday for $70 at BB. In and out in 15 min but that's another story. I swapped it into my MacBook and put the year old WD 120 into the case. The WD ran great and didn't have any problems with it. I just wanted more space. They also had a WD 250 for $150 but I went the cheap route. I have the 500 WD MyBook for backup at home and will use that for Time Machine when I get around to it.

P.S. WD is Western Digital
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Re: looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: Drew
Date: November 26, 2007 04:28AM
[eshop.macsales.com]

These are great! And a great company too!
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Re: looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: November 26, 2007 08:36AM
What Drew said; I use several of them for rotating-off-site backup drives. I've recommended them to friends and clients and everyone's very happy with them.

And double what Drew said about the company that sells them, eh?



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Re: looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 26, 2007 10:34AM
what kind of mac?

you may not be able to bus power a USB 2 drive, or boot from it either

firewire is always the safest bet





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Re: looking for a portable hard drive
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: November 26, 2007 11:01AM
I like FireWire too...
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