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    IMAC External HDD

    I'm looking at buying 4 external HDD for our new Mac Music Suite. I don't imagine there is any special requirments for macs. Which one would people suggest, looking at around 500Gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    Which one would people suggest, looking at around 500Gb
    I'd go for eSATA if possible - does the iMac come with an eSATA port, or can you fit a passive bracket to the back? If not, is there still a free internal SATA port - can you get an internal-to-eSATA cable and Dremel a hole in the back of the computer to poke it through?

    Maplin have some rather neat external harddrive adapters:

    SATA Hard Disk Dock.

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    firewire or usb

    we have had no problem with Lacie FW drives. Mobile Drives powered by FW bus very handy and go up to 500GB - if a tad expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I'd go for eSATA if possible - does the iMac come with an eSATA port, or can you fit a passive bracket to the back? If not, is there still a free internal SATA port - can you get an internal-to-eSATA cable and Dremel a hole in the back of the computer to poke it through?

    Maplin have some rather neat external harddrive adapters:

    SATA Hard Disk Dock.

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    Or just get some external firewire drives?

    Firewire is good for 2 reasons

    Fast, target disk mode.



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