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I need an external hard drive that does not have to plug in.

It must have at least USB 2.0, 1394a would be a plus though.

Must be more than 400GB


Please post a link to a hard drive that match's my needs
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Not plug in meaning no power connector? If that is the case, you will need an external drive based on a 2.5 inch drive (laptop drive) because USB does not have enough power to run a 3.5 inch desktop based drive.

You may find some that are powered by the firewire, but firewire is drying up.

The cheapest I could find on the egg was about $150. 2.5 inch drives are not cheap for the capacity you are looking for.
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Originally Posted by xlastshotx View Post
I need an external hard drive that does not have to plug in.

It must have at least USB 2.0, 1394a would be a plus though.

Must be more than 400GB


Please post a link to a hard drive that match's my needs
Heya,

Here's a 500g with USB2.0 and 1394a: Iomega 34404 for $148. Doesn't use a power cord.

Or, here's a 500g with only USB2.0: WD passport essential 500g for $130 and free shipping. No power cord.

Very best,
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the links, the WD Passport looks like a good option.
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I have three of the passports, a 120, 250 and the new 500. They are all rock solid.
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