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    Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Hey computer buffs got a question for you.

    I need a relatively smaller-medium sized external hard drive for photos from my camera starting to clog up my laptop and desktop. Looking at 300-500 gb. This is what I came up with, looking for a name brand only as when I used to build cheap pc's the no name hard drives failed and this data is kind of important.

    Seagate 500 mb, 62 bucks

    http://www.sybercom.com/cgi-bin/sybe..._pc=PriceWatch

    Would like to spend under 90 if possible, thanks guys wasn't sure if anyone knew any better deals out there.
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Heres is a western digital pasport. Its 320GB but its really small form factor. Only needs a USB cable to run, no power connector. So its great for portability.

    [link]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136227[/link]
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?


    ORIGINAL: DarkFire989

    Heres is a western digital pasport. Its 320GB but its really small form factor. Only needs a USB cable to run, no power connector. So its great for portability.

    [link]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136227[/link]
    I got the 250gb model and couldn't be happier.
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    I wouldn't get anything from I/O Magic (i think that's what they are called), as I have used some of their products (external HDD) and they werent very good

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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    For what it's worth, I'm a big, big fan of Western Digital drives, with respect to reliability.

    Auto, I'm not sure if it fits into your budget, but what about an external RAID setup, so that if a drive fails, your data remains intact? Or are those out of budget for you? (I have not priced them myself).
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    I'll check into it Eman, but I was really looking for something inexpensive really, but name brand like Western Digital for the reliability. I don't need tons of room either as its for my photography only, but I'll look into it.

    Thanks for the advice guys!
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Get the pass port dude! Its made by Western Digital and it only needs the USB cable. No power supply.
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Yeah that's most likely the one I will end up with, looks great.
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Yeah, Western Digital has a pretty good rep. I have a 1.5 TB external (picked up at a rummage for only $75) and a 320GB external.
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    RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?

    Check the bay too! I got a brand new not refurbed WD 320gb external for 40 dollars to the door about a month ago!


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