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My 160gb hdd is nearly full and I am looking for some more space. I am looking at HDD's under 100 dollars. Currently 250gb and a 16mb cache seem like the best choice.

I am also looking to get a cheap hdd enclosure, but I wanted to make sure a standard IDE drive would work with a new SATA drive. I plan on using my 250 to back up all of files, then when I have time I would install windows on it and use it as the internal drive and use my old 160gb in the external case.

I want to connect the external enclosure via USB 2.0, not SATA but I want to be able to use a SATA drive in the enclosure.

I currently looking at getting this-
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Let me know your opinions.


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This is similar

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144013

But I would go with your choice as it has a better manufacturers warranty, and I have had better experiences with WD drives.
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