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Old 08-09-2006, 04:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, my first post

I decided that I am going to get myself an external HDD but there are so many options. What should I get? My computer is part of a home network with 2 computers connected, the idea of an external HDD is so both computers can use the drive as storage.

My choices are as follows:
USB Drive
Network/rj45 drive
I have an external sata connector so I could use an internal sata drive externally (i think thats how it works)

What do you think? My budget is around £150

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Old 08-09-2006, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get a hard drive and place it in an external case - its cheaper.

USB and eSATA can be shared over a network through the computer. I would go for eSATA for the speed.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817180005

and then get a HD of your choice.
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ice=&maxPrice=

take your pick. I wouldnt get what yellow suggested, beacuse of all the negative reviews. Unless hes owned the enclosure befor i wouldnt trust that many people saying the networking doesnt work ( which would make paying $70 not worth the money). I will prolly order one within the next week or so. If you would like to wait ill tell u which one i get and take it from there.
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Old 08-09-2006, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Um, I think he doesn't live in the US. :P
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