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Old 11-24-2007, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my music collection is getting quite hefty, and I'm looking in to buying an external hard drive.

What would you guys recommend? I probably have to keep it under $150 CAD.

I'm looking at this: - Buy Acom Data Hybrid Drive 500GB 7200RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Pushbutton Backup - HD500UHE5-72 In Canada.

The only con according to reviews is the LED that's too bright... I'll just cover it...

EDIT: Never mind that drive, I looked up more reviews and many people said it was DOA or broke after a month. I guess I'll look in to Western Digital?

EDIT 2: - Buy Western Digital Mybook Essential 320GB External Hard Drive USB2.0 7200RPM 8MB Retail Box - WDG1U3200N In Canada. - Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U3200N 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail

That looks trustworthy, and most of the reviews say it's good. Anybody care to chime in with an opinion?

EDIT AGAIN!: Gah, Read more bad reviews for that...

another one that seems great from all the reviews I've seen: - Buy Seagate FreeAgent Desktop 320GB USB2.0 3.5IN External Hard Drive Retail Box 5YR MFR Warranty - ST303204FDA1E1-RK In Canada.

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How about buying the hd and case separate? Probably cheaper that way.

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Originally Posted by nu2duo View Post
How about buying the hd and case separate? Probably cheaper that way.
I might be, but as of the holidays, it's seems better to just buy the deals.

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Old 11-25-2007, 01:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have seen too many people having trouble with WD external H/D's. rest make your choice.
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I think that the Western Digital My Book works well, i have had it for about a year and it always functions properly. The 250 GB My Book was $100-$120 when i bought mine. Overall i think it works well for the price. Hope this helps.
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The my books have been excellent in my experience. If the price is right, I would opt for one of them.

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