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Howie Young
What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:46:03 pm

When using an iMac and FCP X what is a good brand external hard drive to use for video storage and back-up?

Any thoughts on the following:

G-Tech
LaCie
SeaGate Go Flex
Western Digital

Thanks!



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Andrew Richards
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 18, 2012 at 2:10:30 pm

I'd pick G-tech from that list every time.

Best,
Andy


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Howie Young
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 20, 2012 at 10:46:04 pm

Hi Andy,

Thanks for responding to my post.

Why would you select G-Tech? What makes this a good brand?



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Bob Zelin
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 22, 2012 at 8:13:15 pm

In my opinion, there is only one reason to pick G-Tech - and that is because they use Hitachi disk drives (G-Tech is now owned by Hitachi). OF course, Western Digital now owns G-Tech, and there are no more Hitachi drives - they are actually HGST drives -

what a crazy world we live in. Is there any business more volatile than the electronics business ?

Bob Zelin



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Andrew Richards
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 23, 2012 at 8:17:10 pm

[Bob Zelin] "In my opinion, there is only one reason to pick G-Tech - and that is because they use Hitachi disk drives (G-Tech is now owned by Hitachi). OF course, Western Digital now owns G-Tech, and there are no more Hitachi drives - they are actually HGST drives - "

Yep, that's my reason. Hitachi GST still seems to have its own label and SKUs despite the WD corporate ownership.

Best,
Andy


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Howie Young
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 23, 2012 at 10:54:18 pm

Thanks Bob!

What's your opinion of the Thunderbolt drives?



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Chris Egan
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:14:34 pm

Take a look at Glyph, they have a very low failure rate, they are assembled in the US and have built in power supplies. They also offer a three-year warranty with advanced replacement and data recovery.


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Howie Young
Re: What are the best external hard drives to use with an iMac?
on Aug 11, 2012 at 6:26:29 am

Hi Chris,

I've never heard of Glyph.

Do you personally use these drives? If yes, what is your recommendation?



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