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I'm seeking for a external HDD for backup and storage purposes after discovering that I only have 40GB left on my system drive. Would like u guys to help out and suggest some reliable external HDD for under $180NZD(equivalent to about $140USD). Unfortunately I'm living in New Zealand and things are more expensive here compared to the states, thanks to the high tax rate here

Anyways, atm I found this http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14599. However I read many reviews said that this drive have a high failure rate but I do like the design of it. Also anyone who had experience with this drive are welcome to give feedback as well

Thanks in advanced,
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I would grab a quality HDD and an enclosure to create your own external.

If you want a plug&play one, WD ones are nice.
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I would grab a quality HDD and an enclosure to create your own external.

If you want a plug&play one, WD ones are nice.
I found this solution more expensive considering that I actually want a 2TB drive since I'm using it for storage and backup. Appreciate ur help btw
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I use a 640GB WD MyPassport
It runs completely on USB, but honestly, I wouldn't trust it as a backup drive.
It has been going for 8 months of daily use though.
    
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I found this solution more expensive considering that I actually want a 2TB drive since I'm using it for storage and backup. Appreciate ur help btw
Samsung F4 2TB? Not sure about the price in NZ but on Amazon here it is $80.
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Samsung F4 2TB? Not sure about the price in NZ but on Amazon here it is $80.
Samsung F4 2TB cost $145 leaving not much money on the enclosure and also for that much money u won't get a decent looking enclosure which premades offer. Therefore this option is not as feasible
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post #7 of 13
Tech prices in AUS and NZ are a *****...
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So what are your options? It's a bit much to ask people to go hunting for NX pricing on a variety of drives, when very few people on here will shop in NZD regularly.

Post what you can get/afford, and we can help you choose. But you have to put in at least a little effort yourself...
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So what are your options? It's a bit much to ask people to go hunting for NX pricing on a variety of drives, when very few people on here will shop in NZD regularly.

Post what you can get/afford, and we can help you choose. But you have to put in at least a little effort yourself...
For reference
-I have $180 maximum to spend
-I would like a HDD with a capacity of 2TB
-I would like the HDD to have a USB 3.0 port to take advantage of the port in my PC if possible eSATA as well

And I found the following atm

SAMSUNG STORY STATION 2TB HEAVY DUTY PREMIUM ALUMINIUM EXTERNAL DRIVE USB3.0
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14599

WESTERN DIGITAL ELEMENTS 2TB 3.5" USB2 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=12324

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive, 2000GB, 5400rpm, 8MB Cache, USB 2, Black
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=387823
(idk if i could still trust Seagate again after what happened to my 7200.11 but however this one looks reliable. I'm not sure though but I hope they learn't their lesson.)

Sorry for the caps since I copied and pasted directly

More suggestions are welcome
Edited by nGm@ze - 4/20/11 at 2:28am
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by nGm@ze View Post
For reference
-I have $180 maximum to spend
-I would like a HDD with a capacity of 2TB
-I would like the HDD to have a USB 3.0 port to take advantage of the port in my PC if possible eSATA as well

And I found the following atm

SAMSUNG STORY STATION 2TB HEAVY DUTY PREMIUM ALUMINIUM EXTERNAL DRIVE USB3.0
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=14599

WESTERN DIGITAL ELEMENTS 2TB 3.5" USB2 EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...p?partid=12324

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive, 2000GB, 5400rpm, 8MB Cache, USB 2, Black
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspeci...?ItemID=387823
(idk if i could still trust Seagate again after what happened to my 7200.11 but however this one looks reliable. I'm not sure though but I hope they learn't their lesson.)

Sorry for the caps since I copied and pasted directly

More suggestions are welcome
anyone ?
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