Best make & most reliable external firewire hard drives ?

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Can anyone advise (from experience) what the best and most reliable external firewire hard drive would be. This is for use with an Apple G4 desktop for video editing.
Thanks.

RichardB
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Last time CV reviewed external Firewire drives the Maxtor 80 gig came out tops.
There were two other drives tested, one a Lacie which I think was relatively disappointing.

There was some mention of OSX being needed, though as I'm not a mac user I didn't pay attention to that section (sorry!) Perhaps the best thing is to request the article or back issue thru the main board.

Certainly I came away with the impression that the maxtor was the way to go, and seeing that it lines the shelves in Tottenham Court Road to the exclusion of other makes, it seems to have the popular vote

HTH

RichardB