1. jakeless.123's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Im in the market for an 1TB External hard drive and I want to make sure i get a good and reliable one.

    Anyone have any suggestions for what has really worked for them?
    10-21-2012 07:49 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    I've had no issues with Western Digital and Seagate... whatever you can find on sale somewhere.
    10-21-2012 08:02 PM
  3. Relletti's Avatar
    I have two 1 terabyte external drives from western digital and they work great. I got mine on amazon a year or so ago for a good deal. Toshiba also has some cool drives as well.

    10-21-2012 08:10 PM
  4. jakeless.123's Avatar
    Ty for the suggestions. I have lightly been shopping around on amazon & eBay. Seen some mixed reviews so I thought I'd turn to the ppl that know!
    10-21-2012 08:40 PM
  5. Jerry_'s Avatar
    I think that he big brands are worth each other as regards the hardware, so the most important is the connectivity - this of course depends also on the ports that you have available on your device.

    I have been using a Lacie with a Firewire800 connection and that was a good buy.

    I also bought a pocket size HD from Toshiba with an USB3, which is slower, but still fine.
    11-02-2012 11:22 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    First thing to do is to decide between portable (gets its power from the USB or FireWire or thunderbolt port and is smaller) or desktop.
    11-02-2012 11:31 AM
  7. kplu191's Avatar
    One thing to look for us what type of cable u will want. I got the seagate backup plus, and it came with a USB cable only. No problem, but to get a thunderbolt adaptor to use it on my 11 iMac, it will cost me an extra $150 for an adaptor, if I m not mistaken. Its advertised as thunderbolt capable, thats what thows me.
    I guess a FireWire adaptor is another option, not sure of the price on that.

    Sent from my 5.
    11-02-2012 01:21 PM

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