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Old 03-24-2011, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what's the difference between both these portable hdds, which one is the better buy?

Newegg.com - Western Digital Elements 500GB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU5000EBK-NESN

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Newegg.com - Western Digital Elements SE 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBABV5000ABK-NESN

the only thing i can see is 2.5 vs 3.5...
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the SE is usb powered.
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oh wow, can't believe i skipped to read that part, thanks man!

is it a good deal?
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50 bucks for a 500gb usb powered hard drive is a pretty good deal. They're both good deals, but all things considered one won't be noticeably faster over the other unless the SE is a 5400rpm which is possible because being usb powered I would think they'd want to cut down on power usage. The first one is 7200rpm, but I can't find anything about the SE's speed. Also I saw on NCIX's site that the SE has a maximum transfer rate of 60mb/s. Not sure if that changes things, but if you're the usb power isn't a deal breaker then I'd go with the first one.
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thanks
got 2
also had a 10% off code so even a better deal
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