External hard drive suggestions
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:19 PM
Personally, these days I "build" my own external drives. I buy the bare internal drive of the size (and other specs) that I need and then buy an enclosure that for that bare internal drive that fits my needs.
For the drives that I use with my Macs, I tend to buy the enclosure from OWC (i.e. http://www.macsales.com/). They have a good selection of enclosures with "Mac appropriate" connections (i.e. Firewire for my Mac with a Firewire port).
You can also buy their enclosures with a drive included from them.
This post has been edited by smax013: 18 February 2013 - 05:19 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:15 AM
You didn't say what OS you were using, so I'm assuming it's Mountain Lion. Before you look for recommendations, I suggest you do a web search for incompatibilities between drives and the OS. As far as I'm concerned, Mountain Lion appears to be bug ridden, at least by today's standards. If you're using Snow Leopard or Lion, apparently these problems don't exist.
Another note: The drives that have problems seem to use drivers, not run "out of the box" so it looks to me like it's a software incompatibility problem, not necessarily the interface. Anyone adding a drive might want to consider avoiding manufacturers drivers unless they're fully up to date.
This post has been edited by HappinessPays: 06 March 2013 - 03:18 AM