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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:23 pm    Post subject: external hard drive question Reply with quote

really new to the forums and to the mac world, so please be nice. i have a question about external hard drives. i have a imac and would like to get an external hard drive for backups. my question is, should i get something that is ready to go out of the box or build it myself? any and all suggestions would be appreciated. i would like something that is pleasing to the eye and 'mac' like in style. any suggestions on brands of enclosers or drives? sorry, i'm a real nubie and don't know alot about this type of stuff.

one thing that i did pick up from the other posts is not to get a leclie drive...

thank you all for your help!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to know whether to recommend off-the-shelf or self-build without knowing your willingness to pick up a screwdriver! However, there are some things to consider.

There are so many external drives out there, that you would do well to narrow them down by deciding what you would like. For example, if the drive is going to be moved about between machines or from home to office, then there are drives that are designed to be portable. If noise is a consideration (my own pet hate) then some drives are quieter than others. If looks are important, then some drives are very stylish while others look like a Moscow apartment block. Some will shut down when your Mac goes to sleep and there are also differences in the connection cable used.

If you can establish what features you want (or even those that you know that you don't want), your search will be easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i would totally be fine with doing it myself, as i have worked with hardware in the past, so no problem with that. pretty much for the most part, the drive will always sit on my desk and just serve as a time machine backup; so no moving between computers. noise is a consideration, but not a super important issue. looks are important, but i don't want to nesessarly give up quality just to have the thing look good. i know if i build it, i can control the quality of the drive in the enclosure, i'm just not too sure which brands of enclosures and drives are good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could tell you what I did (bought a bare Seagate Barracuda drive a put it into a Lindy enclosure), but then my story is only relevant if you have the same needs as me. And you probably don't!

My best suggestion would be for you to go to the NewEgg page dedicated to hard drives; there are links to bare drives, external enclosures and complete external units. Best of all, there are loads of customer reviews that provide honest feedback on each of the products:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=15&name=Hard-Drives
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