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Aug 16, 2010

I have a new macbook pro and after reading various threads I want to buy a gtech 320gb external drive. The only one I can track down is the firewire400. (at a reasonable price) The MB is FW800. will the FW400 work OK and is the speed significantly slower?

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Mar 16, 2009

For almost the last year I have been using an Airport Extreme on 2.4b/g and and Airport express in my room to extend my wireless network. I also have a usb hdd configured to back up my macbook using time machine. Well I have a new roommate moving in and he has his own extreme and two expresses.

I have some questions on what would be the best way to consolidate our networking devices. I considered us selling our extremes and getting the new time capsule so both of our macs can use 5ghz while my girlfriends dell uses the 2.4.

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Mar 3, 2010

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Mar 30, 2012

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May 20, 2012

I am currently making the switch from Windows, I can't wait for my MacBook to arrive. My lovely Dell currently has a 320 GB HD that would prove a very nice external backup storage unit. I plan to remove it and find a case to mount and use it as such!

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Sep 2, 2008

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Jul 17, 2009

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