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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136197
this is probably a better HDD. its sata2 and its -$10 and its 320GB. eventhough firewire cant reach the speed of sata2 its still good to get this for the future.
That looks pretty good, though one of our fellow overclocker' suggested that it may be a better deal just to buy a commercial external hard drive or go for a 3.5 instead of 2.5. Thanks for the help guys.
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well, yes. but the performance will be very poor. most commercial external HDD is only USB 2.0 and less than 100GB and they generally cost around $80.

or you can get firewire or esata, and 320GB HDD. for around $150

3.5" is jsut too bulky to carry around. you can't even fit a 3.5" HDD into your pocket and the external enclosure will make it even bulkier.
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well, yes. but the performance will be very poor. most commercial external HDD is only USB 2.0 and less than 100GB and they generally cost around $80.

or you can get firewire or esata, and 320GB HDD. for around $150

3.5" is jsut too bulky to carry around. you can't even fit a 3.5" HDD into your pocket and the external enclosure will make it even bulkier.
I don't have a problem with that at all, this would be going into my backpack maybe twice a week, so I'm not terribly concerned about size, though I appreciate the concern.
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post #14 of 15
you would get the best performance if you get an enclosure + a 2.5" HDD but if your not too worried about performance a commercial external HDD will do fine. the decision is yours.
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you would get the best performance if you get an enclosure + a 2.5" HDD but if your not too worried about performance a commercial external HDD will do fine. the decision is yours.
I think I am going to get a 3.5" HDD, cheaper and equal performance. Thanks again for all the help Krazieaznboi, gave you some more rep.
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