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post #11 of 15
I advise just buying an adaptor for any ide... reusable and you can get the adaptor and hdd for alot cheaper than a conventional external.
    
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Thanks for all your help, I got kitted out with a 250GB drive and enclosure. How fast should I expect it to run, I used HD tune and it gets around 1MB/s is this slow or acceptable?

Thanks again
manutdfan
How is it connected? Firewire or USB 2.0.

This is my external drive, it's rated at 8mb

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0

What type is it? Manufacturer, etc?

I will try out HD Tune and we can compare results. Looks like a good program.
    
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post #13 of 15
I would suggest a usb to sata or ide, depending on what drive you get. and an external HDD, With usb 2.0 the speed is pretty decent. I have a usb to ide cable and i like it a lot. I use it mainly for my laptops.
post #14 of 15
Hell no, forgot the 100$ of dollars, go on newegg.com and go to the external hard drive section on USB (if you wish your Hard Driver/laptop connection will be USB) lowest price guarantee.
    
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Here's a screenshot from my external drive setup.

Not sure but you may be going a little slow?
    
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