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Cheap but reliable External HDD?

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As title says I need a cheap as I can but reliable external hdd has to be atleast 120gb.

Thnx!
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just buy a cheap 120GB internal HDD, and then buy a cheap external enclosure.
Edited by thawny - 5/24/08 at 11:36pm
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How cheap?

I use this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817392002

and have a 500GB drive in it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148136

Comes out to about $125 shipped.
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Looking for a standard external 7200rpm sata HDD. I just need it to store my documents. Dont want to do external and stuff.
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I've used this Maxtor for about the last year and a half. Run it on a 24/7 system and the only time it powers off is when I leave the area for work or I'm doing maintenance on my system.


EDIT: The price for that 300GB is insane on Amazon. Not sure if its the same elsewhere, just wanted to show you the model I use. When I got it the price was $100-$150.

I bought this Fantom drive a year ago and run it on the same system and have never had problems with this one either. Some people don't like the blue LED but it doesn't bother me as I have it below my desk next to my subwoofer (masking tape or duct tape will block most of it though) and neither run loud or hot.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822204022

I haven't tried an eSATA hard drive yet, those two are running off USB 2.0. The Fantom also supports Firewire.
Edited by Ainokea - 5/24/08 at 11:59pm
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