I need a recommendation for an external storage device to meet the following needs:
1. Must be very quiet as it is to be used in a studio environment.
2. 1TB+ storage capacity.
3. Must be able to be read\write by both Mac and PC.
4. Price is not an issue.
5. Must be quite portable as it will be moved around offices\locations.
Our new Terastation Pro would fit the bill - comes with Samsung drives that are very quiet.
Is it very portable though?
@Dos_Box: What's wrong with that shiny thing that was in your office?
..about 5kg - not USB though - USB out only. What about those WD book drives then - you can get fat ones (2 x 500Gb) for a reasonable price...
hmm - I think those are ethernet only - the smaller ones are USB - 500Gb max.
Couldn't you buy a 1tb sata disk, such as http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/129306
And then just put it into an external usb enclosure, such as http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124166
I've never used either of those devices before, but would have thought having only have one disk would make it both quieter and more portable. That enclosure is described as "low noise without fan" on the manufacturers website, no idea about mac compatability though.
If your after USB, this is ready made with 2 years warranty - does not say it is mac compatible tho
maybe an eSATA enclosure
Terrastores are good, as are most ofthe Buffalo drives.
Of course there is what I mentioned at http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...atedhome.co.uk - Mac and Windows compatible only but you just fill it with regular 3.5" SATA disks to the required capacity).
Don't know why I didn't think of this one before either... http://www.lacie.com/uk/products/product.htm?pid=10188 - LaCie have been making disks for this market for ages.
You must be psychic Ric. Thats exactly the one we've just ordered!!Originally Posted by Ric_
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