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My old 80GB Seagate External drive is FULL, and besides that its starting to fail. Occasionally the "new hardware found" noise keeps going off as if the hard drive is shutting on and off. Its OLD... at least 5 years. It was 80$ at the time..

I have had great luck with Seagate/maxtor drives.. they have lasted me forever... so Im wanting to stick with that brand. I see that alot of the new external hard drives are powered by USB and not an AC adapter.. which really slows down the transfer speeds. I believe its mainly for portability.. mine doesnt move.

Are there any Seagate external HD's that are still powered by an AC adapter?? If not, Im just gonna buy a new internal hard drive and move all my crap there.
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Whoa guys.. dont give me too much advice, I wont know what to do with all of it!

/sarcasm
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Originally Posted by Ktmrida4life View Post
I see that alot of the new external hard drives are powered by USB and not an AC adapter.. which really slows down the transfer speeds.
Huh? That's the first I've heard of this.

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Are there any Seagate external HD's that are still powered by an AC adapter?? If not, Im just gonna buy a new internal hard drive and move all my crap there.
If you aren't moving the drive anywhere anyway, then there's no point in having an external drive. You may as well have an internal drive.
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I have had good luck with ! Western digital ( external /internal drives)

I have also had a few Toshiba's ( external) that were decent !

If your dont need the mobility ( go with a internal)
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Buy an External Enclosure that suits your needs. Buy whatever size HD you want. Building it yourself is very very easy.

Make sure the Enclosure will fit the drive (2.5" laptop drives, or 3.5" desktop drives)
    
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Buy an External Enclosure that suits your needs. Buy whatever size HD you want. Building it yourself is very very easy.

Make sure the Enclosure will fit the drive (2.5" laptop drives, or 3.5" desktop drives)
Exactly what I was looking for, thanks guys.
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Buy an External Enclosure that suits your needs. Buy whatever size HD you want. Building it yourself is very very easy.

Make sure the Enclosure will fit the drive (2.5" laptop drives, or 3.5" desktop drives)
That's always the correct answer!
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That's always the correct answer!
Especially when you can find deals like this
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...t-seagate.html

$20 shipped for a 500GB Seagate 2.5" Sata drive. Mine just arrived today
    
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