It won't really matter which you choose seagate/ samsung/ WD are all good notice no maxtor. The deciding factor will be whether you do large and long transfers or short transfers. Heat will build up with prolonged use. Have you considered buying the drive separate and installing it in an external closure which can save you some pennies. If your computers can support it Esata then that would be the fastest option.
Originally Posted by BongWizard
there's really no competition here... any internal SATA HDD will easily outperform any FireWire or USB external HDD, even any external HDDs for that matter... the platter configuration and physics involved in an internal HDD allows it to acheive much better speeds than an external... i'd recommend a WD Caviar or Seagate Barracuda internal SATAII HDD (which should both run really cold, my Seagates have never got above 30C)... only downside to an internal is you cant really haul it around with you... just get an internal and stick it in your current case if you've got room, or get an external enclosure if you havent
Thats complete rubbish the drives used in the mybook are the same as western digitals internal range the speed limitation is not the hdd but the transfer method e.g. firewire/ usb and esata is virtually the same as internal speeds It knocks off 1-5mb/sec depending on various factors. Th Op is stating he wants an external....