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This 1TB drive any good??


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#1 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:52 PM

Tempted to order this from Amazon seems like a great price for a 1TB drive and its a well known brand. I'll be using this connected to my Airport Extreme's USB port and sharing it with my home network. Keeping my backups and such on it. Anyone own this that can give me some feedback?
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#2 OFFLINE   Greg Alsobrook

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:59 PM

A link might help... ;)
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#3 OFFLINE   DCSholtis

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:38 AM

LOL. Oh ya I forgot. :D

http://www.amazon.co...9668258&sr=1-11

I like it for its sleek size.
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#4 OFFLINE   smiddy

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:36 AM

That is a very good price! I bought Mrs. Smiddy a 350 MB USB drive last year for $100 so this is a huge bargain in comparison.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:11 AM

Can't really give you input on the Iomega drive, but if you're open to it Newegg has a few WD external drives that are a little less expensive.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:43 AM

It doesn't have eSata... USB isn't bad, but I picked up a Cavalry 1TB with eSata for $100 a month ago. Deals are out there.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:31 AM

I also saw one by AcomData that's about $119. This one supposedly has a WD green drive inside.

http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=507846

I really like the small compact look of this and the Iomega.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:59 PM

The Iomega from Amazon is $9 cheaper than Newegg's price and Newegg also charges for shipping on that drive.
However, Newegg does have several WD 1TB drives for a lower price, and with free shipping.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:02 PM

if you are going to run the drive 24/7 on your network, then i would get a drive with a fan

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:38 PM

Thanks everyone I decided to go with the AcomData one as it has an on/off switch and the other reason is that the drive inside is a Western Digital "Green" drive Supposedly it spins down when its idle and its cased in aluminum so there is no need for a fan. I'll be using this hooked up to my Airport Extreme as I said running Time Machine and various other backups such as iTunes, etc.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 01:16 PM

Received that AcomData hooked up. Was a bit of a trick to get Time Machine to recognize it but a trip to the Apple Discussion Forums solved that. Works great btw. I have it hooked up to my Airport Extreme Gig Ethernet model.
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