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From: Jerry Vilenski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: Macs and photoshop
Ken and others,
I own 3 external drives, and each does a different job. I have a 500 gig Iomega that handles the Windows side of my computer, where I do most of my graphics design projects--set designs, fine art printing, wedding invitations and poster designs. I'm a big fan of CorelDraw, which only comes in a Windows application. For the Mac side, I have a Fantom Drive GreenDrive 1 TB drive for photoshop, illustrator, video processing and other large files. I also have a 350 gig Seagate for backing up the computer itself. I did plenty of research before deciding on the Fantom, and got a good price from TigerDirect. They currently sell it for around $79.00. They also have a 2TB for around $99.00, which I am considering buying just because it is a good bargain. Like you, I never thought I would fill up my Mac (silly me), and when I discovered that I was storing nearly 4000 photos on the Mac side, I decided to off-load those memory killers and protect them.
The externals don't seem to slow down access to my files, so I have been very satisfied with them. I did have to return the Seagate, however, the first of which failed after around 10 months, so you have to be careful when buying.