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Old 01-28-2008, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so I followed the instructions on properly hooking up an eSATA portable hard drive, yet for whatever reason it will not ever connect. However the drive will connect when I have it plugged in via USB.

My Book Home Edition 320GB Triple interface
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esata...you are turning on before turning on system?
refer to this post I made:
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esata...you are turning on before turning on system?
refer to this post I made:
Hard-Drive "Disk Boot Failure"

Yep even unplugged everything form the computer turned it on and the light comes on that its on but once in Vista nothing
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your bios is able to see it as well when hooked up via esata?

I am just hoping you have not run accross another WD my book lemon:
WD harddrives which one?

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your bios is able to see it as well when hooked up via esata?

I am just hoping you have not run accross another WD my book lemon:
WD harddrives which one?

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E-gad looks like I have. Well I paid 130 for it at bestbuy. Got a suggestion for something like that price range? @ bestbuy?
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Looking to replace between these three

Maxtor - 500GB External Hard Drive - STM305004OTA3E1-RK

Seagate - FreeAgent Go 160GB External Hard Drive - ST901603FGA1E1-RK

Seagate - FreeAgent Pro 500GB External Hard Drive - ST305004FPA1E2-RK

Rather not go with the last one though.
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i normally only go to bb to look at dvd releases...but not actually buy
only brick and mortar eh?

how bout this one:
SimpleTech - 320GB External Hard Drive - Blue - SP-U35/320
$120

but that maxtor should be good as well

and maybe this one...but it's a hefty beast from dimensions, hehe
Maxtor - OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB External Hard Drive - STM305004OTA3E5-RK
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i normally only go to bb to look at dvd releases...but not actually buy
only brick and mortar eh?

how bout this one:
SimpleTech - 320GB External Hard Drive - Blue - SP-U35/320
$120

but that maxtor should be good as well

and maybe this one...but it's a hefty beast from dimensions, hehe
Maxtor - OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB External Hard Drive - STM305004OTA3E5-RK
Well when I bought it it had to be a quick buy and this drive went on sale so I thought it would be a good deal.

Now I have never heard of simpletech, but are they a good reliable brand?
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I've not had good luck with Maxtor drives...... an example from an old Win98 pc when we first got it. it had to have the Drives changed almost 5 times because of failure to operate.
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I've not had good luck with Maxtor drives...... an example from an old Win98 pc when we first got it. it had to have the Drives changed almost 5 times because of failure to operate.

Well I cant decide between the Seagate 160GB and the simpletech 320GB.

I know Seagate is a reliable brand from my own hard drives in my computer but I have never heard of simpletech until like now.
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