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I am in need of an external hard drive. I would like to get as much space as possible without paying over $110 or so.

Right now I am looking at a Hitachi 2TB usb 2.0 drive ($80 at office depot)

and a couple of seagate drives:

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB USB 2.0 (I got at BJs wholsale club for $110)

Comp USA also has a seagate expansion external drive 2TB USB 2.0 ($90)

I have also seen the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB at USB3.0.

How important is it that I get a usb 3.0 device right now?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 5
USB 2.0 = 480MBps
USB 3.0 = 4.8GBps
Get a 3.0 drive even if you don't have a USB 3.0 compliant pc. Someday you will have one.
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Thanks! - I'm leaning usb 2.0 right now as all of my computers are only usb 2.0 and they are in fine working condition in which I do not need a new computer anytime soon - when I do go ahead and get a(many) new computers I'll just go ahead and buy a 3.0 one then.

any strong preferences between Seagate and Hitachi brands?
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post #4 of 5
What's up with the double thread post? Anyways, you can assemble your own. They have external hard drive enclosures where you can just get a HDD and put it in. You can probably get much better performance by doing that or at least better performance.
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post #5 of 5
good advice,thanks
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