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  • by ziggy (25) on 2005.01.14 9:39 (#37490) Journal
    You've got a Mac. You've got firewire. Save a few bucks and forget the triple interface. Just get a firewire drive.

    I'm happy with my LaCie Pocket drive, which is about 2 years old now. But I would get something 2x-4x larger than my disk for an external drive like this. That way, you can have a backup of your crud (stuff on your laptop you really don't need to keep, but don't want to delete), regular backups, plus room to do a disk image of your boot drive before you wipe it^W^Wsend it in to AppleCare.

    The Apple Store has a mobile (bus-powered) Porche 40GB for $139, and a desktop (AC-powered) Porche 160GB for $149, and a desktop 250GB for $199. The d2 models are also AC powered, and $50/$70 more for the triple interface.

    Figure out what features you want, what $/GB you're happy with, and buy the biggest disk you can get this week. Disk space is cheap enough that you shouldn't spend too much time thinking about it.