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Well, I'm not sure what you mean by "station" unless you're referring to a external docking station, in which case I definitely wouldn't recommend that. Docks are more to slide in bare drives to recover data or for temporary access. They don't contain the drive completely.

MyBooks are about the same size as the enclosure I linked, so if you wanted to go that route, I'd still recommend making one yourself as you have more options over what size and brand drive you use.

Passports are great for portability. All you need is the drive and a cable.

Another thing to consider if you do want to have it with you all the time...the Passport is powered off the USB Bus while the enclosures and docks need to run off AC.

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post #12 of 16
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Even the Mybooks need AC?
I found a WD mybook with esata connection, and also USB 2.0
Does this mean this mybook with need an AC all the time ?
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post #13 of 16
Yes, the MyBooks are AC powered.

I knew mine was, but looked at a few on Amazon, and they all have an AC adapter included. So you'll have to be around an outlet if you want to use it.

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post #14 of 16
Get a WD.

That's all I'll say/
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post #15 of 16
Hey,
I would really recommend the Seagate Go Flex for you. It's got a changeable adaptor. I would say pick up the USB 2.0 one and then change it to an eSATA one later if required. Or you can go the passport way.

Get a portable one, instead of the desktop ones. Suppose you decide to move it around in your pocket.

But seriously, get the GoFlex
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post #16 of 16
USB 2.0 is more than fast enough for your needs. Go with more space
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