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I like WD drives, But I prefer laptop based external drives as they don't need an external power source, the downside is that they usually have smaller capacities and are more expensive.
 

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Oh forgot to mention that this is the most expensive drive that he can get.
he won't pay much more.
 

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You can buy any 1TB HDD and put it inside an enclosure if you want, just get the right size enclosure.

He can save some money that way if he wants.
 

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He needs an External Drive to use on hes Laptop other people computers.
he just want to buy a good one.
 

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So guys what do you say is it a good external drive?
I'm going to buy this tomorrow i think, but if its a bad drive i won't.
 

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He can still use it as an external which is the thing, just get an enclosure that has USB or eSATA and he should be able to use it on his laptop.
 

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Originally Posted by ArchDevil View Post
Hey guys so somebody that i know want to buy a External Drive
and hes looking to get this drive: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=728

how is it? any good?
Not really it's just an average standard USB 2.0 external drive.

Nothing special, and at USB's maximum 30 MB/s it will take around 9 hours to fill...

If you can get one with eSATA -- then I would call it "Good"

I've got heaps of the WD external USB-only drives, and they are normal, boring even... they do the job, but my eSATA external is much better performance-wise

In fact, I believe their "Elements" range of drives is cheaper then the MyBook.. and since they both only have USB 2.0 it's worth getting the cheaper one...
 
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