NewEgg sells 1TB for less…what’s the difference?
I’m looking into backing up my the information on my Mac since recently going through the scare of losing information or having my mac crash on me. I began looking around for an external hard drive and wanted to find a one-time purchase for as cheap as possible.
So with my newly pledged loyalty to Apple, I went over to the Apple store and checked out their external hard drive options. The first thing that pops up in the search engine is the wireless Time Capsules that Mac is selling. The 500 GB is going for $299.00 and the 1TB for $499.00. Since I cannot afford, nor do I need a wireless external hard drive, I proceeded farther down and locked onto the LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk
But as I strayed away from the Apple Store and looked at NewEgg, I found a Lacie Design 301304U 1TB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $149.99. This seemed to be a similar product for a staggeringly cheaper price. I read the reviews and some did say that it could get hot after two hours and the usb cable is short, but those inconvenienes are worth the $130 different between the Apple Store Lacie product and the NewEgg product. There was also an obvious difference in between the d2 Quadra and the 301304U naming of the external hard drives, though it was difficult to know exactly what those differences were.
I’m wondering, what’s the difference and are the differences relevant for a guy like me that just needs to back up basic photos, videos and documents? Do I even need a 1TB external hard drive or should I just get for 500GB? I would appreciate any guidance or advice as I search for something to back up my information.