looking for a MacPro FW drive

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DAVE M
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http://www.span.com/catalog/spanstor_system.php?products_id=4035&x=21&y=3

with an ATA Seagate baracuda 7200rpm 500g drive fitted

is this ok?

(posted as a reply in another thread by mistake!)_

cheers

mooblie
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DAVE M wrote:
http://www.span.com/catalog/spanstor_system.php?products_id=4035&x=21&y=3

with an ATA Seagate baracuda 7200rpm 500g drive fitted

is this ok?

(posted as a reply in another thread by mistake!)_

cheers

I'm sure it would be fine, but might be worth paying a little more for FW800 and, more importantly, eSATA interfaces as well. (More future proof - by using a SATA, not IDE, drive inside that enclosure too!)

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

PaulD
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Hi
+1 buy FW800/eSATA/SATA inside.

DAVE M
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ok
ta

Martin - how did you do that!!!??
I looked everywhere to get that page up and couldn't. I was sure that I had an 800/400 one last week.
Doh!!

Know if there are any drives that are better than others on the list?

ta

mooblie
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DAVE M wrote:
Martin - how did you do that!!!??

I went here and selected a Pleiades (then "Next Step") and there you go!

I always go for WD Caviar drives (internal and external), but others have their own favourites - I'm sure they're all OK.

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

DAVE M
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Hmmm.

I tried that but keot getting "not available" maybe it was a stock problem

Thanks a million.

DAVE M
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anybody using RAID 1?
a mate's recomening it to me but I'm not sure that I need it. Never had a drive fail yet (fingers crossed!)

Alan Craven
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Yes, in a 2 drive Thecus USB2/eSATA box from Worldspan. I replaced the noisy internal fan with one from QuietPC

For the extra cost compared with a single drive, it seems to be well worthwhile. 500GB is a lot of data to risk losing. My system automatically creates a differential backup file of My Documents, My Pictures and My Downloads, on the first system shutdown of the day

eSATA is lightening fast compared with other external ports.