So i'm about to go to college and I got a SATA internal drive (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140
) and an IDE external case (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817145133
without realizing it, and before knowing they didn't exactly go together. Now I need an extra drive before this Friday.
I want to get a bunch of files (programs, music, movies, games) off of my PC and onto a drive I can use for storage for my measley 100 GB laptop. I would probably use the external drive for running said files a good amount, so is USB 2.0 enough or do I need eSATA?
My options are:
get an IDE 320 GB drive from Circuit City (http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Weste...oductDetail.do
) for about what I paid for the SATA drive.
Get a SATA case overnighted/2-day'd from newegg for $10 more on the case and $15 to $25 on the shipping, including the return.
In addition to the SATA case, get an eSATA laptop card adaptor for another $50 or so.
So what'll it be? Basically I can spend an extra $10 to an extra $75 depending on the kind of speed I need/should have. help me decide.