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PostPosted: Mon Sep 3, 2007 9:51 PM 
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I am looking for an external hard drive. Does anyone have any recommendations? USB or FireWire? I have FireWire 400 and USB on my iBook G4. I have looked at the Mercury Elite-AL Pro models, but wanted input from others.

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I bought a Maxtor that I am happy with. You can get them that have both Firewire and USB connections.

For cheeper solution you can buy an internal hard drive and a case and roll your own. I also did that. Saved a few bills, it was easy and works great.

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Steve,

I'd definitely recommend a FireWire or FireWire/USB drive. I'm not sure that your iBook G4 will boot from a USB drive. That's very handy to be able to do.

Your iBook G4 does support USB 2.0 so you can buy a USB 2.0-only external drive if that's all that fits into your budget.

I've heard decent things about OWC drives so the Mercury Elite series is probably fine.

As Randy says, you can buy your own enclosure and put in your own drive. However, unless you already own the drive or you're looking at a very large capacity drive, I don't think there's quite the cost savings that there used to be.


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