What are the best portable storage devices for Mac

On average, Apple desktops and laptops come with anywhere from 250GB to 1TB of disk space, but sometimes that’s not enough. Especially if you plan to partition your hard drive – half for Mac and half for Windows – that the extra space you thought you had at first could dwindle before you have all your software installed. One way to solve this problem is to use an external drive. Not only do they offer a great deal of room at low prices, it’s also a great way to keep important documents safe in case of a hard drive failure. LaCie d2 Quadra
Available through the Lacie website, and its local retailers, the Lacie d2 Quadra comes with a choice of 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB or 2TB. As of October 2010, prices range from $139 to $269 through Lacie’s website, depending on the size you need
Specifications: .
From quad interface to full PC/Mac compatibility
High burst transfer rates: up to 115MB/sec
aluminum d2 heat sink and ergonomic design
Mac: Time Machine Compatible Requirements
system: Windows 2000/XP/Vista , Mac OS 10.2.8 (Mac OS 10.3 for eSATA ) or later
FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra – The portable drive
For sale on the Seagate website and through local retailers, the FreeAgent GoFlex comes in four colors and five different sizes (350GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB and 1.5TB). Regardless of the size and color you choose, the FreeAgent GoFlex is on sale for $229 through Seagate’s personal website as of October 2010
USB 2.0 or 3.0 plug-and. -play connectivity
preloaded, backup software
Upgrade to USB 3.0 , FireWire ® 800 or eSATA
Lets you access your content on your TV, network and over-the-go when paired with other GoFlex
My Passport SE for Mac devices
available through the Western Digital website, SE My Passport for Mac features a 1TB external hard drive for $169.99, as of October 2010
Specifications: .
Data Transfer rate: 480 Mbits /s (max.)
System Requirements: Windows XP /Vista , Mac OS X Tiger /Leopard or later
Warranty: 2 years
ioSafe Solo
Available for purchase through the ioSafe website, the ioSafe Solo comes in 500GB, 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB, with prices ranging from $149.99 to $399.99 as of October 2010
Specifications: .
Fireproof — Protects data from loss up to 1550°C for 1/2 hour
waterproof – Protects data from loss of up to 10 meters for 72
hours Data Recovery Service

– up to $1,000 forensic recovery
Mac and PC Compatible

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