Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by IS300_TRD, Mar 5, 2008.
What external HD do you guys use? size?
on my g4 I was using a 120gb oxford firewire in addition to the internal 70gig.
on my G5 I now have a 150gb western digital and 500gb western digital internal, and Im gonna use that 120 external for back-up storage.
120GB Western Digital
I stay away from Maxtor. I like my data. Same goes for LaCie. Total junk and the highest failure rate on the market.
All seagate and western digital here.
20gb seagate at the end?
Yeah it's outta my XBOX.
Just got a 500GB Samsung Spinpoint T and put it in an external enclosure for my MBP.
Lacie Porsche drives...
anything from 80 gig to 500 gigs...
only external I'll ever buy. looks nice, super quiet, doesn't really get hot, and I haven't had 1 fail on me yet...
500GB seagate with firewire
Those are all hooked up at once?
Nah. Some are backup drives, others are testing drives, one is Time Machine. Have like 4 or so hooked up right now. I have a bunch of other internal drives too on my server so I don't use the externals as much.
I do have a friend that has something like over 40 FW drives daisy chained. Bitches that Apple claims you can do up to 63 but you can't. Very weird guy (I don't know anyone else that lives in a warehouse, has a diesel jet engine, a $30k laser, and a $15k scanner oh yeah, and a catapult to launch his hang-glider out of the warehouse, no I'm not making that up).
1TB My book
gonna get a new one soon. Only has a few gigs left
He had a $600 electric bill from all his machine. Dude, might wanna think about turning off those SCSI drives with shareware from 1996 on them. And I mean racks of them.
I'll see if I can get some. He lives out in Maine. Know him through a group of friends and met him IRL a couple times.
Anyone thinking about getting the time capsule as ext hd? Debating if I should wait to get that or just pick up a Seagate or WD.
I've been using a 250 GB SmartDisk FireLite, a 160 GB SmartDisk FireLite, and a 250 GB MyBook. Need more though
Bought this: FW 800/400/USB off Amazon. Added 2 drives I had in a JBOD RAID setup for a 750Gb setup.
300GB Maxtor inside OWC Mercury Elite Pro connected Via Firewire
200GB Seagate inside Nextstar connected to Time Capsule
500GB Time Capsule
wd 250gb my book
320GB Seagate 7200.10 in Vantec Nextar
300GB Maxtor Diamondmax 10 in Vantec Nexstar
400gb seagate with a vantec usb enclosure
looking to get another enclosure for my 320gb seagate, im going to get a firewire enclosure this time.
1tb mybook premium II
1tb mybook world edition
500gb mybook essential
160GB Lacie drive with 2 partitions.
120gb wd passport for photo stuff on the go.
custom firewire drive for time machine / custom backup software.
1+tb server (cant remember what drives are in there right now) for everything else.