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Can someone please link me to some good external HDD that will last, I am looking for 1tb or more, and is usb powered.

Thanks a lot
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I am looking at them, its not usb powered, not the once I am looking at anyway.
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sorry, misread your post

i'd go for any WD external, i think the passport is usb powered
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oo the SE version is usb powered, A bit expensive 1TB for about 100 bucks, thanks.
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I'm using WD & Toshiba external drives. So far so good.
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You want a USB powered 1TB external?
Good luck finding a cheap one...After about 500GB they are almost all Run off of a plug and getting a USB powered one costs extra.

I never recommend USB powered drives. Even ones that pull power from one plug and move data through another have a habit of disconnecting often. Usually right in the middle of a massive copy.
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If you can find a 1TB 2.5" sata drive for cheaper then buy that and an enclosure.

Buffalo @ $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822165281

Toshiba 1TB bare drive @ $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822149182
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When looking to purchase an external drive always buy the enclosure and drive separately.

The warranty will normally be better and you can remove the drive from the case for troubleshooting without voiding the warranty.

An external USB powered drive will consist of a laptop 2.5" drive and a 2.5" case to match.

There a few 1TB 2.5" drives but I'd recommened these Samsung or WD drives.

There's tons of 2.5" enclosures and I'd recommened getting something with USB and eSATA connections like this one or this one.

More than likely with a drive that size you'll need a USB "Y" cable to power the drive.

And a little FYI.....ALL 3.5" normal desktop drives require a 110v connection and can not be powered by a USB port and all the larger USB powered drives require that "Y" cable to draw the required power.
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