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WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: richorlin
Date: February 13, 2006 06:45PM
This week, with coupon, get $26 of the 80gb WD Passport USB drive for only $103.95 A great deal 'cause the cheapest I've seen it online is for $139.
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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: richorlin
Date: February 13, 2006 06:49PM
Ooops, sorry, didn't see pRON's post about Costco.
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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: stephen
Date: February 13, 2006 09:16PM
Some debate among the Amazon reviews whether a Mac USB port will power it.
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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: guitarist
Date: February 14, 2006 01:18AM
I guess we're supposed to assume "WD" means.....?

(Western Digital?)

Are we still using pointlessly cryptic abbreviations?

A USB drive is worthless anyway. If your mac has Firewire (as all modern macs do) it's always preferrable, besides being faster, external Firewire drives are bootable. USB drives are not. So, they're slow, and not bootable. Yup, worth about $26!
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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 14, 2006 02:08AM
guitarist Wrote:
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> A USB drive is worthless anyway. If your mac has
> Firewire (as all modern macs do) it's always
> preferrable, besides being faster, external
> Firewire drives are bootable. USB drives are not.
> So, they're slow, and not bootable. Yup, worth
> about $26!

USB drives are bootable on Intel Macs, and USB2 is not so slow. Not on a PC, anyway -- I'm curious to see whether they'll be faster with Intel Macs than with PPC Macs.





It is what it is.
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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: February 14, 2006 03:05AM
When I see WD and hard drives I assume it is Western Digital.

With apple not having firewire support with the latest ipods what is the future of firewire?

It's a good deal on a drive that you will be able to switch between pc and macs since all PC do not have FW for those of us that live in a dual platform world.



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Re: WD 80gb Passport drive at Costco
Posted by: rz
Date: February 14, 2006 09:24AM
I've seen the 60GB model at Sam's Club and actually asked about it on DM, but got no responses. The the big attraction of this drive is that it is small, and doesn't require a separate power source. Almost every firewire case I've seen requires a power brick, or has a power supply built in. I want something I can connect to my iBook that doesn't take up a lot of space. I don't care whether I can boot from it... I just want some extra HD space.
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