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Old 04-28-2007, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying an external hard-drive because I need something better than my 120gb internal harddrive. And not to mention that its going 6 years already so I heard harddrives died and stuff.

What is a good harddrive to buy? Or does it really matter? I mainly used the space for working on my videos on Adobe Premiere Pro.

Searching newegg.com I found this 500gb harddrive for $123 Newegg.com - Beyond Micro BM500MD3U28M 500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail

ITs only USB 2.0 though as I heard firewire is faster.

Newegg.com - Fantom Titanium-II TFD500C16 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a External Hard Drive - Retail
Then there goes this 500gb harddrive for $160 with the USB 2.0 and Firewire connection. Is that $40 really worth it or not for the speed?

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buy an internal harddrive and put it in an external enclosure

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What is your budget for this??

My newfound favorite storage is NAS (Network Attached Storage). I have a DLink DNS-323 connected to my router, and it has two 500 Gig Seagate drives in it running in RAID1 (for redundancy). I got the drives for about $300 total on Black Friday, and picked up the NAS box for about $220 in January...

DNS-323 is $190 on newegg - Newegg.com - D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure RJ45, USB 2.0 - Retail
It is a BYOD box (Bring your own disk).

Then any ole SATA drive will work with it, capacity is 2 drives.

No matter what you end up doing, I suggest getting a Seagate hard drive. They are #1 in the industry, and ALL of their drives come with a 5 year warrenty.
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Newegg.com - Galaxy METAL GEAR Metal Gear Box II 3506UC-Black Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 External Enclosure - Retail
FRYS.com | Seagate

seagate harddrives have the 5 year warranty which is really nice.

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