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Old 11-13-2007, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys - I am upgrading my system and I'd like to include an external HDD enclosure that I will occassionally take to my parents house to interface with their MacBook. (not MacBookPro)

-It won't be running the OS - for data backup only.
-Something in the 300-750GB range. I like western digital & seagate but am open to anything.
-USB 2.0 is fine. I would assume I still want 7200rpm but it's not essential.
-External power source (not power over USB)
-And most importantly, I'd like to make sure that it accesses both WindowsXP (my tower) and my parents MacBook (osX).

These are the factors so far that I imagined would be important. My preliminary searches turned up mostly negative reviews - is there a board favorite on this matter?

Thank in advance, everyone
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What i'd do is get a normal good HDD and get an enclosure. Then I guess format it to FAT32 if you need both OS'es. but that means no files over 4GB.
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I didn't know you couldn't transfer files over 4gb on a FAT32 system?
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I didn't know you couldn't transfer files over 4gb on a FAT32 system?
32 bit = 4gb... er =~

so it was really a limit of 4gb, but they bipassed that i guess so you can have up to 1tb i think, not sure, but not files bigger than 3.5gb or 4gb or whatever it is
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these are great u hook em up thru firewire theyl run as fast as internel, i own one of these myself i love it, exept mine is 160gb Newegg.com - Western Digital My Book Premium WDG1C5000N 500GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a External Hard Drive - Retail
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What i'd do is get a normal good HDD and get an enclosure. Then I guess format it to FAT32 if you need both OS'es. but that means no files over 4GB.
great idea..

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use that... if i remember correctly that guide used a DVD-RW drive and not a regular HD.. but u get the idea...

EDIT: ya it is.. hey look its my DVD-RW drive :P
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