7205 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2007 2:57 AM by Kenichi Watanabe
The drives OWC sells are good. The drives you mention will work with your TiBook. But I like their miniStack drives. They are compact, and they double as a FireWire hub and USB hub. In the 250GB size, they currently have the "version 2" model on sale
It's on sale because OWC recently started selling "version 3." Note that version 2 is FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, while version 3 is FireWire 400 or 800 and USB 2.0 (plus eSATA). The drives you mentioned also seem to have FireWire 800. Your Titanium PowerBook only has FireWire 400, so the faster 800 capability would not be used (unless you later bought a new Mac with FireWire 800).
OWC also has empty miniStack kits. You may be able to open the Iomega case and move the drive (if it's a standard IDE drive) to another case that has FireWire.
"Quad" just refers to the miniStack V3 drive having FOUR types of interfaces. They are FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0, and eSATA. eSATA is an external version of the hard drive interface found inside the Mac. It is potentially a lot faster than even FireWire 800. No current Mac model has a built-in eSATA port, so it would not be useful unless you added that capability to your future MacBook Pro through an ExpressCard/34 adapter like this one from Sonnet.
FireWire 800 is plenty fast enough for most uses.