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Old 09-13-2006, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I thinking to get External Hard Drive.. for my files such..

So.. My options get Hard Drive and External Case and put it together..

Or buy already one that ready..

Here one I had my eye on..
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/produ...18&language=en
for like 117$..

Or should I build my own..?
What would you recomend.. which external hard drive.. or which External Hard Case.. if I will build one.
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You should build your own, I have had a couple, the big thing is to read reviews on cases because there are alot of them that are garbage. I currently Venus case that is really nice, it has a slim 80mm fan, power switch.

Find a hard drive you want and then find a case that it will work in, Mine is currently an older 160Gb seagate IDE drive in there. If I were buying a drive specifically for an external case, I'd go with a sata drive and a case that supports firewire, usb 2.0 is just too slow.
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You should build your own, I have had a couple, the big thing is to read reviews on cases because there are alot of them that are garbage. I currently Venus case that is really nice, it has a slim 80mm fan, power switch.

Find a hard drive you want and then find a case that it will work in, Mine is currently an older 160Gb seagate IDE drive in there. If I were buying a drive specifically for an external case, I'd go with a sata drive and a case that supports firewire, usb 2.0 is just too slow.
This venus?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817145657

I had my eye on it long time ago... Maybe I will get this one..
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Ok... About HD.. do I want to get SATA 3gb/s or SATA150...

What the difference between then.. any way..?

Here is one from SATA 3gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

and SATA 150..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144421

and you think? maybe you can recomend some thing better.. I looking for some think withing 70-100$ or 200-300GB..

Also any one else who have external HD.. which external case did you used?
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Ok... About HD.. do I want to get SATA 3gb/s or SATA150...

What the difference between then.. any way..?

Here is one from SATA 3gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

and SATA 150..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144421

and you think? maybe you can recomend some thing better.. I looking for some think withing 70-100$ or 200-300GB..

Also any one else who have external HD.. which external case did you used?
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