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  • G-Tech G-DRIVE Q 500GB Quad Interface Hard Drive

    0 0%
  • Iomega 500GB UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive

    2 40.00%
  • Western Digital 500GB My Book Essential Edition 2.0

    2 40.00%
  • G-Tech G-DRIVE 500GB FW400/800 Hard Drive

    0 0%
  • Time Capsule

    1 20.00%
  • Other { If chosen please post what it is and why it is good }

    0 0%
  1. Aiyo's Avatar
    Vote which is a better hard drive, post your experiences, comment, tell us specs! Help everyone decide what are the good hard drives out there
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    Western Digital 500GB My Book Essential Edition 2.0 specs:
    * Just plug it in and it's ready to use
    * USB 2.0 connection for convenience and compatibility among multiple computers
    * Requires no more space than a paperback book
    * Energy efficient--turns itself on and off with your computer
    * Mac and PC compatible
    * Capacity: 500GB
    * Serial bus transfer rate (max.): 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
    * AC input voltage: 100-240V
    * AC input frequency: 47-63Hz
    * Dimensions (HxLxW): 6.5 x 5.4 x 2.1 in./16.6 x 13.7 x 5.4 cm
    * Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later or Windows Vista/XP/2000
    * Available USB port

    * Weight: 2.5 lb./1.15 kg

    G-Tech G-DRIVE 500GB FW400/800 Hard Drive specs:
    * FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 ports
    * Rugged Titanium anodized aluminum enclosure
    * Unique silent cooling technology for superior reliability
    * High-performance Hitachi 7200 RPM drive
    * Security lock compatible
    * Bootable under Mac OS X
    * FireWire 400 operation: Mac OS 9.2 or later; Windows 2000/XP
    * FireWire 800 operation: Mac OS X v10.3.x or later; Windows 2000/XP
    * Capacity: 500GB
    * Interfaces: (2) FireWire 800, (1) FireWire 400
    * Interface transfer rate: FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps; FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps
    * Rotational speed (rpm): 7200
    * Cache: 8MB
    * Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.25 x 5.125 x 2.875 in./23.5 x 13.0 x 7.3 cm
    * Weight: 2.6 lb./1.2 kg

    Iomega 500GB UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive specs:
    * Professional-level backup and disaster recovery software included
    * Preformatted in HFS+ for great Mac compatibility
    * PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 or Intel processor
    * Mac OS X v10.1 or later
    * Built-in USB or FireWire 400 connection
    * 128MB RAM minimum
    * Safari 1.2 or later
    * Capacity: 500GB
    * Formatted: HSF+
    * Interface: USB 2.0, FireWire 400
    * Compatibility: Mac and PC
    * Rotational speed: 7200 RPM
    * Cache buffer: 8MB
    * Dimensions (HxWxL): 5.0 x 1.67 x 9.5 in./12.7 x 4.25 x 24.13 cm

    Time Capsule - 500 GB
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    G-Tech G-DRIVE Q 500GB Quad Interface Hard Drive specs:
    * FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and eSATA ports in a single unit
    * Rugged Titanium anodized aluminum enclosure
    * Unique silent cooling technology for superior reliability
    * Hitachi SATA II drive with 8MB cache
    * Security lock compatible
    * Bootable under Mac OS X
    * Disk drive: Hitachi, SATA II
    * Capacity: 500GB
    * Interface ports: FireWire 400, two FireWire 800, Hi-Speed USB 2.0, eSATA
    * Interface transfer rate: FireWire 400: up to 400 Mbps; FireWire 800: up to 800 Mbps; Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480 Mbps; eSATA: up to 3Gbps
    * Rotational speed (rpm): 7200
    * Buffer: 8MB
    * Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.25 x 5.12 x 2.87 in./23.5 x 13.0 x 7.3 cm
    * Weight: 2.6 lb./1.2 kg
    * Mac OS X v10.3.x or later or Windows 2000/XP

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