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Old May 8th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #1
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External HDD help

Need some help trying to decide on external HDD

Right now I have a 27i5 iMac with the 1Tb internal. I also have two Lacie USB drives, one 1Tb the other a 2Tb.

The 1Tb houses my iTunes files, the 2Tb is backup for both the internal 1Tb and the 1Tb ext.

Well the 1Tb Lacie is getting full so I was thinking about picking up the OWC Mercury Elite 2Tb RAID from Macdoc. It's a good price $288.

I know I can pickup a USB 2Tb for about $200 but I think the FW800 RAID is a better choice.

Does anyone concur with this logic? Any other input or suggestions welcome.

Now my concern is do I need bigger backup storage...
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I just picked up 2 quad interface (USB 2/FW400/FW800/SATA) enclosures from Newegg.ca as I needed to yank my drives out of a dead G5 and have them available for a mini.
Newegg.ca - Rosewill RX81-MP-SC- SLV 3.5" SATA to USB & 1394 a/b & eSATA External Enclosure (Silver)

Unless you need a RAID for redundancy or speed, why not just get a decent FW 800 drive? Or buy a bare drive and stick it in an enclosure?
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