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Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Looking for external HD with FireWire

I'm looking for a new external FireWire drive say 1TB but I'd like something that is 7200rpm, small and uses no external power if possible so very portable. I'm using it for home recording using Logic. I don't want to share the drive with my photos anymore as its too much on one drive and I want one drive dedicated to my music recording so that the current drive can be used on another computer in the house exclusively. I always admired those passport drives at Costco lol

Any recommendations?

I'd be willing to do the buy your own hard drive and enclosure route.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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G-DRIVE mini - 750GB Portable Hard Drive | G-Technology.

Bus-powered, FW800, 7200 RPM external hard drive; 1TB 2.5" drives @ 7200 RPM do not yet exist as far as I know.

Alternative (more expensive):

OWC MEQM7750GB16 750GB Mercury Elite Pro mini... in stock at OWC.

FW800, USB 2.0 + eSATA.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 12:53 AM   #3
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Good suggestions but anything cheaper and local at say Canada computers or best buy?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 03:08 AM   #4
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I suggest that you enquire at CanadaRam

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Good suggestions but anything cheaper and local at say Canada computers or best buy?
I suggest that you send the list of specifications in an email to CanadaRam. They are very helpful. I have bought a few external drives from them, and l plan to buy more from them in the near future.

My requirements are very different from yours, so I have no specific recommendations.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:35 AM   #5
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G drives are by far the best


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Good suggestions but anything cheaper and local at say Canada computers or best buy?
cheap is not the answer, as you will end up with data loss.. ( drive will die or power supply on the case )

go with g Tech or La Cie..( you can purchase those any where in canada )

stay away from WD - if you purchase WD, its a death wish for your data.
they do not last long at all, possible a few months..
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cheap is not the answer, as you will end up with data loss.. ( drive will die or power supply on the case )

go with g Tech or La Cie..( you can purchase those any where in canada )

stay away from WD - if you purchase WD, its a death wish for your data.
they do not last long at all, possible a few months..


You shun WD, yet recommend LaCie? You're a cruel person, macintosh doctor.

I wouldn't buy a LaCie for anything other than a doorstop or paper weight. Maybe a boat anchor.
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You shun WD, yet recommend LaCie? You're a cruel person, macintosh doctor.

I wouldn't buy a LaCie for anything other than a doorstop or paper weight. Maybe a boat anchor.
I have had amazing luck with LaCie. I have units that are 5yrs plus and still going
So I speak from experience :-)
Plus any issues they are local support in etobicoke.
G tech is great but they only send 8 units a year to a few suppliers to Canada - so good luck without speacial order - I have had countless words with them but they are not changing, too bad because they are great units.
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You shun WD, yet recommend LaCie? You're a cruel person, macintosh doctor.

I wouldn't buy a LaCie for anything other than a doorstop or paper weight. Maybe a boat anchor.
+100% Literally every LaCie drive I ever had failed and just out of warranty.

To the OP buy the drive of your choice and buy a bare enclosure, put it together (easy peezy) and save some bucks.
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G drives are by far the best
Why is that?
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