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    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
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    My computer can finally breathe....

    When I bought my eMac I made the mistake of not going with a bigger hard drive and settled for a measly 40GB. I thought then that this would be enough, but the more pictures I stored on my computer the quicker I was running out of space.

    After a couple years of fruitlessly trying to save space on my computer, I bit the bullet and went out and bought an external hard drive to the tune of 250GB. It's a Western Digital MyBook and it's working great with my eMac. And it only cost $139 at Staples, but well worth the investment. No software to install either...just like plug 'n play. And most important...it's fast.

    The only problem encountered is that it doesn't much care for OS9 Quark 4.0 files. It can store them, and retrieve them, but saving changes to the file after retriving it from the external hard drive can be a little tricky. So I just save a copy to my desktop or internal hard drive and work on it from there, and then save it to the external hard drive for storage.

    Other than this I'm pretty satisfied with my choice. It's gonna make my workflow that much more easier and effecient. I just wish I hadn't waited so long to get one.

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    Re: My computer can finally breathe....

    I bought one of those a couple of months ago.
    Our computer died anyway but it was probably 6 years old and just couldn't keep up.
    I think they're nice little units, too.
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    Re: My computer can finally breathe....

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    ...an external hard drive to the tune of 250GB. It's a Western Digital MyBook and it's working great with my eMac. And it only cost $139 at...
    Those "My Books" are pretty neat, and I'm thinking of getting one myself. We use a 500 GB drive at work for archiving telemetry. I have seen them (yes, the 500 GB) on line for about $165. Research can pay off...
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    Re: My computer can finally breathe....

    I have a "My Book" for my Windows laptop, which was intended for digital storage. Then we bought an iMac and I rarely turn the laptop on! Yesterday, I went to the apple store and bought a LaCie External hard drive, 250G, with the plan to double that and mirror them in the future. Now my little iMac is happy and not coughing up furballs
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    Re: My computer can finally breathe....

    Well... last week I bought the 500 GB "My Book" at Staples for $169... plus tax, of course!
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