Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). External Firewire Hard drive recommendations? - Genius Bar Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In External Firewire Hard drive recommendations? macasaurus Posted: February 11, 2003 7:19PM in Genius Bar edited January 2014 I want to get a firewire hard drive that runs at 7200RPM and has 60GB or more. I would like to know what recommendations you guys have. Thanks Comments Reply 1 of 6 xaqtly Posts: 450member February 11, 2003 7:24PM You can buy an external Firewire hard drive enclosure, and then buy any kind of hard drive you want for it. That will probably be cheaper than buying a pre-built external FW HD anyway. Reply 2 of 6 macasaurus Posts: 243member February 11, 2003 7:28PM do you have any recommendations for brand of enclosure? Or the brand of internal hard drive? Thanks. Reply 3 of 6 lungaretta Posts: 194member February 11, 2003 7:39PM i have a LaCie external 80GB firewire and it is without doubt the best ext hard disk i have ever had or seen.set up - no problemthe coolest thing IMHO is when i close my laptop, the HD goes to sleep too.it's silent and fast... oh and it has a really nice blue light (very HAL9000-esk) on the front for those (me) who like such things. Reply 4 of 6 macasaurus Posts: 243member February 11, 2003 7:42PM Just curious about a particular brand, Maxtor. Do they make good internal hard drives? I am also thinking of getting the Lacie, but the WD one is faster, I think. Reply 5 of 6 709 Posts: 2,016member February 11, 2003 8:05PM I've had good luck with both Maxtor and WD FW drives. But, lately I've been buying my external drives from <a href="http://www.transintl.com" target="_blank">transintl.com</a>. Decent prices, FireWire/USB 2/1.1 (combo) interfaces, and I personally like the look of them:I've also bought drives and FW enclosures seperately and put them together myself, but, by buying this way you might save 10 bucks, but also might have to go through the trauma of figuring out if it's a screwed drive or enclosure if something goes *boink*.[oh yea, they've also got a cool little blue 'HAL' light on top too ][ 02-11-2003: Message edited by: 709 ]</p> Reply 6 of 6 overhope Posts: 1,123member February 12, 2003 1:19PM Hey, I have one of those little babies!It's been taken to bits more times than I care to remember, since I have piles of hard drives I, um "acquired" round here that get used for various backup/archiving/storage/emergency booting purposes. Currently it has the 20GB Western Digital thing that was originally in my Cube inside, but I bought it with a 40GB since that was actually cheaper than buying the two separately. Maybe I'll get a 120GB one... Sign In or Register to comment.