Ext. Hard Drives - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2004, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to SoapOnARoap
Default Ext. Hard Drives

I've just entered the market for an external hard drive (I stupidly purchased a mere 40 GB two years ago when I bought this rig.) I only need about 80-120 GB extra. Which brands/models would be best (reasonably priced!!)
__________________

SoapOnARoap is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to Wartorment
Default

Dude, a much cheaper way would be to buy a regular harddrive, then buy a ~$30 enclosure for it.
__________________

Wartorment is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 725
Default

Better yet, just stick that regular HD inot your computer, assuming you have the space and IDE port. But if you must get an external one, then look at the Ximeta NetDisk. I don't know much about it, but it can act a a network HD, which could be extraordinarily usefull.
__________________
AGP won\'t fit in PCI-E... unless you use a really good hammer. ~Trotter
digitaloracle is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 778
Default

What is the price range you are looking at?
__________________
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz
Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
Ankush09 is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to SoapOnARoap
Default

$100-$200 preferable
SoapOnARoap is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 10:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 256
Default

get a 160 gb internal westwern digital. better yet if thats your price range get a 10,000 rpm sata
__________________
<font size=1 color=red>
<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
</font>
knuckle50 is offline  
Old 06-22-2004, 11:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 88
Send a message via AIM to ccskorn
Default

are you wanting it to be external for portablility reasons, or are you just wanting another harddrive? If you don't need portability then just go with an internal drive, which are cheaper in most cases. If you still want an external, here's a nice one that looks cool also.
__________________
My Rig
- Antec Sonata Case w/ 460w Enermax Whisper II PSU
- Abit NF7-M Motherboard
- AMD XP 2500+ Barton w/ Thermaltake Silentboost HS/F
- 1GB PC3200 Corsair XMS Series
- Geforce 6800
- 80GB Western Digital Special Edition
- NEC DVD+-RW Drive
- Windows XP Pro
ccskorn is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 12:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 778
Default

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-208&depa=1
__________________
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz
Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
Ankush09 is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 12:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 778
Default

If yu dont really need that much space, look at the 80 gig. Cheapest price I could find for that one was at Staples.

http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Brows...e=1&SKU=560495
__________________
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz
Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Motherboard
OCZ PLATINUM REV2 2GB (1GB*2) DDR2-800Mhz RAM
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 SATA2 HDD
eVGA 7600GT 256MB PCI-E Video Card
LITE-ON DVDRW w/ LightScribe
Lite-ON DVD-ROM Drive
Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case
FSP Group Fortron Blue Storm 500W PSU
Logitech MX 3000 Cordless Desktop
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker System
Acer AL2223W
Windows Vista Ultimate
Ankush09 is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 12:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to Wartorment
Default

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-747&depa=1

+

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-139&depa=1

= ~$170
__________________

Wartorment is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.