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Old 03-11-2006, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, Im looking for an external hard drive and want some recommendations
Needs to be
Around 150GB
Have Firewire and USB(I think i want firewire?, i believe its faster)
As cheap as possible, but decent quality

This is a perfect example of wht im looking for:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...774595456&rd=1

Any opinions on that one, or recommendations on other would be appreciated.
Thanks!

PS: do you people back up everything on the hard drive(like a complete copy), or only files etc that are important or that you have the CD for(games etc)?
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I bought an IDE hdd, and an external enclosure, for 100 dollars (200GB's) its much cheaper then the external hdd's.
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Chris_PC , i suggest youll read this thread http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=96545
its about the advantages of buying an hd+external enclosure overa one piece external, not only in some cases its cheaper it also have several other advantages

as for the backup question , i have scheduled backup for the entire C partition every 3 days with acronis trueimage (cuz its running the os) and a daily scheduled backup for my important files with good sync
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Ive already bought the one i gave a link to, it seemed to be a very good price with a 3 year warranty, 7200rpm and a 8MB buffer
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Ive already bought the one i gave a link to, it seemed to be a very good price with a 3 year warranty, 7200rpm and a 8MB buffer
Waiting less then A Day for replies is not a good idea.
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consider yourself lucky , 3yr for a one peice external is very rare
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Ste: I posted on another forums aswell and received around 10 replied in less than 30 mins, i dont normally do this, but this section of the forums doesnt seem to be very active. Sorry!

jeremy: I made sure it had a good warranty because ive heard that external HDD's aren't the most reliable things in the world!
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