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| p.1 #1 · External HDs for Backup - USB 2.0 vs. Firewire 800 |
I'm planning to purchase a 4 drive HD enclosure for backup and storage of my images (My only computer is a Mackbook Pro). I had an older 2 drive enclosure (Mercury Elite from OWC) that went bad. My typical process is that when I'm done with a project, I move the images to one of the drives, then use SuperDuper to copy that drive to the another for back up.
My old enclosure was FW800. I'm now looking at a Mediasonic enclosure that is USB 2.0 for this same purpose ($100) or another 4 drive enclosure from OWC with FW800 ($250). Is the extra $$ worth the jump in speed? I'm not doing production work on these drives, simply moving images to them (and from occasionally), and copying between.
I'd appreciate any thoughts or recommendations for a different approach. if the newer MBPs could only take an eSata connection, that would be the ticket.