External Harddisk

Discussion in 'Recording' started by jX, Nov 24, 2006.

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  1. jX

    jX Guest

    hey, wasn't too sure where to put this but i'm looking for an external harddisk to purchase.

    Been looking around and as i'm a PC user but am starting to work with a mac i'm not too sure on what hardware is good.
    not knowing where to get good equipment i just went to apple store to see what they support and found this item

    G-DRIVE 250GB External Hard Drive

    have any of you heard of the companys rep?

    or would you like to suggest a good external harddisk that is reliable, fast and can do some good storing for audio recording :)

    thanks
     
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

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    I usually roll my own.....been using Maxtors steadily with no problems. I buy them and drop them into a Lian Li RH40 or RH58 drive caddy, then that assembly fits into a USB2 or Firewire case connected to my PC. Much less expensive than buying a ready made external drive. You can find all the component pieces at:

    www.directron.com

    I know many people are also partial to Seagate and IBM hard drives. Good luck!
     
  3. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

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    Thank you very much for the link.

    That is definitely a nice $$$ return for just the time it takes to read a little and turn a few screws.
     
  4. jX

    jX Guest

    Yeah for pc i usually also go for seagate, although is there some incapatability between pc harddisks and mac's?
    new to mac here
     
  5. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

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    Nope, a hard disk is a hard disk. What matters is the OS you format it with.

    MT3k, you're very welcome! http://www.compuplus.com is another good source for bits & Pieces.
     
  6. bpatram

    bpatram Guest

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  7. DIGIT

    DIGIT Guest

    >>have any of you heard of the companys rep?<<

    I have been using their drives with excellent results. They have the BEST cases available, IMO. I have used and tried many, many cases and the G-Drives are the best.

    You can even buy one with every connection to date: FW400/800/SATA & USB 2.0.

    http://www.g-technology.com/Products/G-DRIVEQ.cfm
     
  8. jX

    jX Guest

    Hmmm think ill go with the g-drive.
    seems like its a safe bet. Might be a little more change going out but it seems to be worth the extra money
     

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