What's a good hardrive now-a-days for a mac?

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  1. seafoamer

    seafoamer Member

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    I've been using glyphs from back in 2005, but I need some more storage space for my audio files. I'm lookin' for firewire & usb compatibility, but needs to run on OS 10.3.9.
    thanks!
     
  2. bchamorro

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    best of the best....

    glyph and g-tech

    won't find anything better imo...
     
  3. cochese

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    I use a Rocstor firewire drive. Firewire 400 or 800, 16mb buffer and 7200 rpm drive and it uses a good old IEC power cable . No wall wart. It's designed for high end audio and video.
    http://www.rocstor.com/products/rocpro-850.html
     
  4. Rusty G.

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    I use a Rocstor also, with both my G4 ProTools TDM system and Macbook and ProTools MBox Pro system. Never had any problems or crashes with the Rocstor.
     
  5. Ben S.

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    I just bought a 1TB with a 7200 RPM drive. FW800/400, USB, esata and 32mb buffer
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/MEAQ7H1TB32M/

    I can't tell you how it compares to Glyph or G-Tech because I have never owned those. But the Mercury Elite line from OWC is pretty darn good. Plus there is a $30 rebate for most models now. Mine will end up costing $219.
     
  6. lakesider

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    The G-drive 250 is mighty quiet.
    Fanless cooling. Great value. Very stable.
     
  7. MichaelK

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    I've been using OWC firewire drives for the past several years and they've been great, not a single problem with any one of them.
     
  8. retro

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    OWC user for years...fast, good service. Always current firmware, chipsets, with distribution drives from Hitachi, Seagate, WD.

    If you have a preference for Hitachi for example they will build it for you or you can build them yourself if it doesn't already come like that.
     
  9. atticus

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    I always use Seagate drives, and have both Glyph and OWC enclosures. Never had an issue with them at all.
     
  10. franksguitar

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    Don't use LaCie. externals. My son's crashed and cost a fortune to recover part of the data.
     
  11. Jan Folkson

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    I use Avastor drives exclusively.
     
  12. Veritas

    Veritas Silver Supporting Member

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    The Western Digital, or Seagate stuff is solid if you aren't using something like Glyph.
     
  13. elambo

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    In this order:

    1-Glyph
    2-OWC
    3-Wiebe Tech

    I don't bother with anything else.
     

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