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My 500 and 120 are full, and my 250 and 80 are with friends who are going to be away for a while. So, I am thinking of getting a new external Hard Drive, such as the 'My Book' from WD.

I am thinking about buying a new hard drive, depending on price,looking for the 750Gig - 1TB range external hard drive . Suggestions are requested.

Western-Digital-1TB-1000GB-My-Book-Premium-2-External-USB2-0-Firewire-400-800-External-Hard-Drive

this is the one I am thinking about.
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good lord...thats alot of storage! i have had 2 WD external hdd go out on me. i would take them apart and the hdd worked fine but the enclosure circuit board both fried on me...i dont deal with external hdd anymore

but i would say go for it.

or clean out your current hdd
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My MyBooks were running strong... until I took the drives out and put them inside my case. They're really just WD HDDs inside an external enclosure. I bet you could get more bang for your buck buying the drive and enclosure separately.
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i think cheap enclosures = disaster!
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post #5 of 22
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My MyBooks were running strong... until I took the drives out and put them inside my case. They're really just WD HDDs inside an external enclosure. I bet you could get more bang for your buck buying the drive and enclosure separately.
I know they are just WD HDD's inside an enclosure, but, since I already have a My Book, I would like to have another as it looks symmetrical. I dont really like most of the enclosure's sold seperately, and the one's I like, end up costing more at the end . But thanks for the suggestion.
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DON'T BUY CHEAP ENCLOSURES!

Its a sure fire way of frying a HDD!

Get a good HDD and a good Enclosure.

Example;

http://www.american-media.com/produc...nal/ds/ds.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iamme View Post
DON'T BUY CHEAP ENCLOSURES!

Its a sure fire way of frying a HDD!

Get a good HDD and a good Enclosure.

Example;

http://www.american-media.com/produc...nal/ds/ds.html
those look high dollar...
ive gone tho a few enclosures and they havent fried a hdd they just fry the enclosure...

i think the price evens out when you buy a hdd and your own decent enclosure
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by iamme View Post
DON'T BUY CHEAP ENCLOSURES!

Its a sure fire way of frying a HDD!

Get a good HDD and a good Enclosure.

Example;

http://www.american-media.com/produc...nal/ds/ds.html
thanks for the suggestion, but I dont want anything other than a My Book, I was hoping for suggestions on them pleaes, i.e. which one is the best priced one , for 750 gig and over.

The drive seperately is only ~15-16 pounds less than the My Book, so its not worth the effort to me.
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post #9 of 22
I have been looking for the 1-4TB range myself...Man its a crapshoot if I do say so myself...Best option...Finding some NAS enclosures with the RJ45 connections and running those...You dont want to run the drives in a spare box because depending on an OS besides nix sux! Good luck...I will tell you if I fuigure out anything...
post #10 of 22
i would go for a seagate, there the best brand out there for HDs
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