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ok so im needing a new external HDD very badly. i dont want to spend a crap load on it, but i dont want a P.O.S. either.....

im thining 1TB size.......i have a ton of music.......a butt load of pics......and some "misc" movies i need to store on it.........

my current external is a 300gb seagate thats on its last leg of life......plus its got the huge powerblock and everything LOL........


so what do you guys recommend?
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post #2 of 13
Go for a Hitachi 7K100.C and a dock. The hitachi's are usually a little cheaper than the other brands and I've had no issues with them.
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I use two 1tb Caviar Green drives to store my backup data, and a WD Black to store my working data.

You can use a slower, cheaper, low power drive for backups if you won't be accessing it much and don't worry about a long backup (who cares, I leave it on over night).
    
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i was thinking of something a little more grab and go...........
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post #5 of 13
So like a high capacity USB-powered drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822149191

USB 3.0/2.0 with 1Tb.
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post #6 of 13
Hmm... well you could get an enclosure instead of a dock then. I mean a packaged "external drive" is just a hard drive in an enclosure, you just can't swap drives if you ever wanted to.
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
So like a high capacity USB-powered drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822149191

USB 3.0/2.0 with 1Tb.
yeah something like that, but i dont have a usb 3.0 mobo so ill have to stick to usb 2.0

EDIT: nevermiond usb 3.0 is backwards compatible LOL
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 1/25/11 at 10:17am
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Hmm... well you could get an enclosure instead of a dock then. I mean a packaged "external drive" is just a hard drive in an enclosure, you just can't swap drives if you ever wanted to.
yeah im thinking one of those usb kind.the one i have now is an internal drive with a shell, and its got the usb cable and the power cable, i figure if im getting new, may as well save space and cables too...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Squeeker The Cat View Post
yeah something like that, but i dont have a usb 3.0 mobo so ill have to stick to usb 2.0
You can use a USB 3.0 drive with USB 2.0. I bought a USB 3.0 Iomega and a standard micro USB 2.0 cable works just fine. Very good drive too considering it's not picky about USB cables like my old external WD was and it has some shock protection unlike most competing products in the price range. I bought it when they were selling it for $89.99 though.
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post #10 of 13
Get a USB3 drive if you can.

You will be backwards compatible with USB2, and if you get a USB3 card or montherboard, you will get all the benefits of USB3 over USB2.
    
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