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    Hello All - About to purchase a new external HDD and wanted your opinions on the "best" out there. Searched the forum but couldn't find what I was looking for. I have my eye on one of these...
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/on-the-go


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    I use this. Actually does bounce if you drop it.

    http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=11030

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    I've got a My Passport Studio by Western Digital.

    Does not bounce much if you drop it.

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    Bonus points for the clear acrylic, but I've always heard really good stuff about the Lacie drives.
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    I use Vantec Nexstar 3 Enclosure, then I fit any hard drives in. I'm a big fan of WD Black series. It gives me USB and eSata ports. The faster the better, if your computer don't have eSata but Firewire port, go for it.

    Metal enclosure will cool down your hard-drives, on the long run it should help...

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    Hopefully Apple embraces the USB 3.0 technology soon. It would be kind of ironic if they didn't they will have brought USB to the world only to later kill it off. :/
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    Meh, I'm over USB 3.0, especially for external drives.


    Its all about eSATA.
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    your best bet is to use something 7200rpm or better. brands and protective cases are user preference. i know there are hybrid SSD/Sata discs out now because i just got one... made a world of difference on my playback speed although im using it internal now which had made my system even better.

    something to look into. its made by Seagate.

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    Thanks for all the input. I have both lacie and WD drives wondered if there is something a lil better out there. Thanks again!

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    Im religious towards western digital passports and lacie desktops.

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