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$60 for an External HDD, build or buy?

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I have $60 I am willing to spend on an HDD. I want something with at least 200GB of space. I have USB3.0 on my MB so it would be nice if it supported that as well.

I am just overall looking for something to back up my Macbook on and put some movies and stuff on for on the go moments.

What would you guys recommend? Also, I only want 1 cable attached to the external HDD. I don't want a USB cable attached and a power cable, as that is too much work for me.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822149185

cheapest i could find

500gb
usb3
$69.99
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Newegg has 250Gb 2.5" external USB 3.0 drives for $50


Item number N82E16822242033
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I find it cheaper to buy an enclosure and HDD and make the external yourself as opposed to buying one like a WD My Book (or others).

With the recent (but now dead) deal on 500GB 2.5" 5400 RPM SATAII drives for $20, I bought an enclosure plus an eSATA cable for it and the total cost for everything was less $40.
    
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Build one is the way to go. I've had two WD My Books, both problematic. Just threw a Samsung F4 2TB in a USB 3.0 enclosure and it's awesomeness compared to the My Books.
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