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Good external HD brands/models?

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Hey guys.
I'm on the look for a 1 TB external storage unit.

Size doesn't really matter because it won't be really mobile, more to keep stuff at home , and use as a read/write drive for Pro Tools, Premiere and After Effects.

My laptop has usb 3.0 ports so it would be nice to have a unit capable of those speeds as I work with rather large file sizes ( 1 5 min music track at 32 bit 192kHz comes to around 615MB LOL).

So , what brands and models are good , and wich ones should I avoid?
And the laptop has a 5200RPM HD and I find it kind slow and struggling to keep up sometimes, so If you guys know good 7200 drives that would be great thumb.gif
post #2 of 3
hi,
any Seagates baracudas or Western Digital caviar blacks will do (just check the rpm). And for external, I recomend that you also buy one of these drive and mount it into a box for usb conectivity (it is in general the less expensive and best performance/price you will get).
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WD's range of hard disk is good. I've been using Elements external drives since 2009 and have met my expectations in a external hard disk. I believe they come with USB3 support as well.
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Emporer
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Shinobi
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HTPC
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CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i5 3470 GA-H77-D3H-MVP 2x2GB G Skill DDR3 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 
Optical DriveOSKeyboardPower
LG Blu Ray Windows 7 x64 CM Storm Trigger MX Blue Silverstone ST55F-G 550w  
CaseMouse
Coolermaster Centurion 6 CM Storm Inferno 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K ASUS P8Z77V-PRO ASUS Radeon 7850 DirectCUII 2GB G-Skill Ripjaws X 2x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
240GB Sandisk Extreme  2TB WD Caviar Black  LG Bluray Coolermaster Seidon 120M 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 CM Storm Trigger with Cherry Blacks Seasonic X-660 Bitfenix Shinobi 
MouseOther
CM Storm Inferno Bitfenix Recon 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A4 3400 cooled by AC Alpine 64 Plus GA-A75M-UD2H 4GB Ripjaws X 1600MHz 2TB Seagate ST2000DL003 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
DVDRW 3x Coolermaster 80mm fans @ 7v  XBMCbuntu Frodo 40" LCD TV HDMI 
CaseOther
Antec NSK1480 Media Centre remote and USB receiver 
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