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Old 06-25-2007, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy an external hard drive for my laptop. I'd like to spend under $150. Does anyone have any recommendations? I saw a 500gb for $125. I think it was Beyond Micro who makes it. Thanks.

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Well, it really depends on how much you need.

If you only have an 80 gb HD in your laptop, there is really no need for more than say a 160 GB ext.

Brands like Western Digital, Seagate, and Fantom are probably the best IMO for ext. HD's.

Newegg.com - Fantom Titanium-II TFD250U8 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail
^^ More than what you even need, but still awesome deal^^^

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this is the one I have: Newegg.com - BUFFALO DriveStation HD-HC500U2 500GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail
It's $200 now but if you watch it sometimes it goes on sale. I got mine for $89 and thats pretty good for 500 gb

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Newegg.com - Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U5000N 500GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail

I have this hard drive in a 250gb, its pretty good, I'm satisfied and it's definitely not a bad price. I bought mine at staples and spent like $130(ripoff). You can get this 500gb for a similar price. It doesn't have one touch backup but I don't know if you want to back up your entire hard drive anyway
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i would suggest this one its more storage and works great

Newegg.com - Cavalry “Pre-Formatted” CAUE37500 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail
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