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Old 01-11-2015, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a new hard drive (Buy Seagate Expansion 2TB Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0 | Read Reviews | Dick Smith Online Shopping) and it was not what i wanted. i wanted to get a portable hard drive. if i return it i can pay an extra $20 for a portable one. but now i think about it i don't see much reason to get a portable one. what do you think?
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That technically is a portable HDD. It's up to you whether or not you need a drive to carry around.
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Im a bit confused. That is a portable hard drive. Just out of curiosity, what other drive were you thinking about getting that is a portable drive and is 20 dollars more. Im willing to bet its just another portable hard drive but it says portable instead of expansion.
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Could be 2.5".
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^possibly. I'm interested in what he means now.
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Maybe by portable he means doesn't take an extra power source and is powered off of USB (like a 2.5").

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Maybe by portable he means doesn't take an extra power source and is powered off of USB (like a 2.5").

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AH! i think we have a winner. I didn't look at the specs, just saw the slim profile and assumed it was usb powered.
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No external power automatically assumes 2.5"
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This - I was just expanding on your post.
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