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Guy's,What are say the top 4 external harddrives out now?
I'am seeking a 320GB or 500GB model
My budget is $170.00
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Western Digital MyBook Pro
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I've heard some good stuff about these drives.

And you could also just buy and empty external enclosure and just buy a hard drive and put it in yourself.
For example:
Antec MX-1 USB2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371008
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Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417
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The Western Digital externals are real good. But the price of the models is based on the types of connections each one has.

The cheaper ones are USB only, the more expensive ones have USB, firewire and eSata.

If you only have or need USB, I recommend this one- I paid $35 more for it. It's quiet, cool, and fast.

Edit - If you have an eSata port on your motherboard, definitely go for the model with eSata. It's tons faster than USB.

eSata > USB > Firewire
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do you want a small usb powered one, or a full size drive (plug-in)?

EDIT: Nevermind, 320 or 500... has to be full size
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