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I am in the market for a good external drive. Preferably something that doesn't require an adapter for power, so USB is my first pick. I don't mind firewire either.

I'm looking at this Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB USB2.0 drive. It is supposed to be faster than the Western Digital Passport. What do you guys think? Any recommendations? The price is important for me because this is backup we're talking about. I will use it rarely for re-formats.

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I am in the market for a good external drive. Preferably something that doesn't require an adapter for power, so USB is my first pick. I don't mind firewire either.

I'm looking at this Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB USB2.0 drive. It is supposed to be faster than the Western Digital Passport. What do you guys think? Any recommendations? The price is important for me because this is backup we're talking about. I will use it rarely for re-formats.

thanks
Hm...
I don't know if this applies to all seagate drives but from my personal experience, I've had 4 seagate externals die out on me along with a few internals. It could just be bad luck. If I were you, I would go with another company like the WD you mentioned. Another external that has served me well has been this one lacie, its built very well and has been going strong for 3 years.
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swappable drive and hdd. its your best choice and could be slightly cheaper. any dock works black x is the best esata and usb 2.0 but its sata II not sata III but who knows if our interested in that. caviar black ftw or f3 from samsung
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swappable drive and hdd. its your best choice and could be slightly cheaper. any dock works black x is the best esata and usb 2.0 but its sata II not sata III but who knows if our interested in that. caviar black ftw or f3 from samsung
Would something from here work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ame=Open%20Box

with say the F3 drive?

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Yes, just make sure it has a fan.
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