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Have been using FireWire 800 connection for WD MyBook Studio

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Sep 12, 2012 6:13 PM

Have been using firewire800 with my WD MyBook Studio primarily for Time Machine backup. May need to be replaced - if I replace with WD MyBook for Mac or something else ( perhaps Seagate) with usb2.0 will I notice a big change in time for TM? If I transfer files to another ext drive, will I notice longer time saving iTunes or iPhoto to an express drive??

Any comments or suggestions are welcome. I have always used WD but wonder if Seagate or someone else has something.



OS X Mountain Lion, 2TB Western Digital external drive for mymac
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)

    WD electronics in their external drives don't have a very good reputation, so another brand might be a good idea. I like OWC drives as many of them use Oxford chipsets as well as multiple connections like USB and Firewire (I prefer a Firewire connection). Some examples are this or this.


    I use a BackPack to get my external drive off the desktop, which is a handy way to mount it.




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