Top Products Guide, Four and a half mice rating
Other World Computing Mercury Elite-AL Pro, 7200 RPM FW 800/400 + USB 2.0, 250 GB
When buying an external hard drive, first consider capacity. Buy a drive with more space than you think you’ll need, particularly if you’ll be storing high-quality images, video, or music files. Then factor in speed and connection options — USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and SATA. Also, it helps if the drive looks good sitting on your desk.
This is an excerpt from the Macworld article “Other World Computing Earns Top Product Honors ” To see the full text, see the December 2006 Macworld.
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