Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). External hard drive recomendations - Current Mac Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In External hard drive recomendations drstrangel0ve71 Posted: December 1, 2007 10:53PM in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014 I am looking to buy an external hard drive for my mac book pro. any brand recommendations as far as compatibility or ease of use? Comments Reply 1 of 8 futurepastnow Posts: 1,772member December 2, 2007 1:36AM Quote:Originally Posted by DrStrangeL0ve71 I am looking to buy an external hard drive for my mac book pro. any brand recommendations as far as compatibility or ease of use?Build it yourself! External drive enclosures are easy to come by- I'd recommend the Antec MX-1, which is a bit pricey but very quiet. Add any SATA drive and you're set. Any online retailer will have a selection enclosures and drives. Reply 2 of 8 joe_the_dragon Posts: 931member December 2, 2007 12:35PM get a firewire one not a usb 2.0 and e-sata one. Reply 3 of 8 buddha Posts: 386member December 2, 2007 1:41PM http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=TH886ZM/ANice firewire drive. If you don't need more than 120GB this is a good one. Really tiny. Reply 4 of 8 joe_the_dragon Posts: 931member December 2, 2007 8:13PM Quote:Originally Posted by buddha http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nplm=TH886ZM/ANice firewire drive. If you don't need more than 120GB this is a good one. Really tiny.better deal hearhttp://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firew...teAL/800+USB2/ Reply 5 of 8 cuencap Posts: 99member December 3, 2007 1:05AM even better deals at:buy.comI got a 250GB for $59.99 after a $20 rebate. I buy a lot of stuff at buy.com, they just seem to have the best deals. Reply 6 of 8 teedoff087 Posts: 348member December 3, 2007 2:07AM I built a 320GB Seagate firewire drive with an Icy Dock enclosure from Newegg for about $160 with shipping. Of course the enclosure was expensive ($60), but it's well worth it. It has two FireWire 400 ports and one FireWire 800 port, plus a USB2 port if I ever have to use it. HD installation was a breeze (slot-loading mounting tray) and it's very quiet. I highly recommend building your own if you're up for it, but that's just from personal experience. Reply 7 of 8 4metta Posts: 365member December 3, 2007 9:45AM I have a G-TECH G Drive Q that I am extremely happy with. Built like a tank and whisper quiet. Reply 8 of 8 danuk Posts: 31member December 3, 2007 10:23AM G tech seems really expensive. In the UK a 160GB drive with firewire 400 costs £147. On pixmania, I can get a 250GB Western digital passport ii with USB 2.0 for £69 or a 160GB for £48.Does the fact that the GTech has firewire explain such a massive difference. If I have to boot using firewire I am up shit creek in any case! Sign In or Register to comment.