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Old 01-10-2007, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, im looking to buy an external hard drive of around 300G.

Im willing to spend $200 to $250 on it.

What are some good brands and products?
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I belive it will be alot cheaper to buy a standard internal HDD and buying a USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394 3.5 inch enclosure...
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or a 2.5" laptop hard drive and enclosure. I don't think you can get bus powered 3.5 internal hard drive and enclosure can you?
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buy.com has 500GB Western Digital external for that much
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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go on ebay and pick up a case for a standard size hard drive for 15 bucks and go to newegg and get a maxtor sata 3.0 500gig for 175. 500 gigs of externalness for 200ish sounds good to me
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've experienced that internal harddrives in harddrive cages can give major hardware issues, from pc's not recognizing the drive to the drive not even spinning...

And external harddrives really aren't that expensive anymore... Just a little more than internal drives. Western Digital My Book Essential 320GB: $119.99
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have an external 500gb Seagate that I got for around $200 - $250. If I could have gotten a different one, I would have gotten a Western Digital My Book. From what I heard, it turns on with your computer automatically.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ok thanks alot for all the response, ill have a look into having an internal in a case.
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Western Digital My Book's look really good, has anyone found any major problems with them?
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