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jerasu98 01-31-2010 1:03 PM

I am buying an external hard drive for a present, but don't know too much about them. She has a macbook air and is going to use it for general photo and music storage nothing too high tech. I was thinking about 1 TB for the size and something portable. Thanks

fly135 01-31-2010 1:14 PM

You need to decide between USB powered and external power. The USB powered are smaller, lighter, and about 2x the price for the same capacity.

magellan 01-31-2010 3:10 PM

1 TB is really really large if you are using it for photos and music only. <BR>I would grab a USB powered 500GB. You could find one for $100 at Best Buy. <BR>So she must be the one person who bought the MacBook Air.

wakeboardingdad 01-31-2010 6:46 PM

Go USB powered! I bought one for my son (all USB) and complain every time I have to plug my old external power supply type in the wall! <BR> <BR>(Message edited by wakeboardingdad on January 31, 2010)

jerasu98 02-01-2010 6:13 PM

Thanks. Talked to some tech type guys at work and they said 500mb usb was more then enough. I just didn't know if brands made much difference. I am sure I am opening up for plenty of comments but what's wrong with the macbook air? Granted I use a 1999 Gateway that has never been upgraded so everything is better then my pc. Just waiting until I can justify a macbook pro 17inch

zo1 02-01-2010 9:56 PM

Screw the USD drive if you can eat the extra money get a has drive. All of your computers will be able to access it over your network. No finding the drive, no plugging in anything at all.

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