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Well, what are my best options here? I don't want something too sluggish, nothing below 500GB, I can manage for now with something as low as that.

This server will be running as a proxy server, network share, backup, among other services.
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Well, what are my best options here? I don't want something too sluggish, nothing below 500GB, I can manage for now with something as low as that.

This server will be running as a proxy server, network share, backup, among other services.

your best be would probably be a WD Scorpio Black, or if you have extra cash, a WD Velociraptor
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i know it sounds funny but i bought a toshiba automatic backup portable drive from walmart on clearance. it was 50.00. i took the 2.5" 500gb drive out of it and plugged it into my stata 3 and it works great, hdtune bench says 90mb/s avg, 114mb/s burst. it works great for me and it dont get hot at all. i took it out becuse it would only do 11mb/s over usb setup.
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I do work for a major electronics retailer, our selection of hard drives is minimal but we do sell several 2.5" external drives, I figured i'd want to stay away from those but I may be wrong.

This is what we have Any specific suggestions? Thinking one of the Western Digitals perhaps.

EDIT* Those 2 & 3 TB WD's are very tempting.
Edited by Ryanb213 - 10/26/12 at 5:21pm
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Anyone opened one of these before? Leaning towards picking this up from work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236189
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Anyone opened one of these before? Leaning towards picking this up from work.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236189

it's usually a green drive which are the slowest
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it's usually a green drive which are the slowest

And I just found that there is no sata connector on that drive. ugh.
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it's usually a green drive which are the slowest

And I just found that there is no sata connector on that drive. ugh.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136835 < Low End/ good amount of space but rather fast

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555 < a little less space, but much faster

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236243 < highest space and speed
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2.5 reach 1 tb if i recall
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