which HDD would you get

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by trlnlty, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. trlnlty

    trlnlty New Member

    May 17, 2002
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    MAUI, HI
    I want to get a external HDD and have come to these 2 ..

    both are 500gb with firewire 800..

    LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface
    FireWire 800, FireWire 400, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
    50% faster than 1st generation FireWire 800 drives**
    Ultra-quiet, heat dissipating design
    Stack, rack-mount or stand upright

    190 + 22 shipping = $212

    shipping is expensive because im in hawaii. Thing is this price is the refurb one, and im not sure if its a good idea to get a refurb HDD


    500 GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / FireWire 400/800 External Hard Drive - My Book Pro Edition


    Offers up to 500 GB storage capacity with 7200 RPM rotational speed
    Smart design with a compact elegant case, iconic of a book, takes up less space
    Triple interface — FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
    Intelligent drive management — SmartPower™ automatic power on/off, Safe Shutdown™
    Capacity gauge — See at a glance how much space is available on your drive

    189 + 16 = 205

    the price is pretty comparable .. personally i like the look of the LaCie one but would you get a refurb HDD?

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