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The Hedgehog 10-09-2009 10:25 AM

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.

DarkFire989 10-09-2009 11:11 AM

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]

pythonfan 10-09-2009 11:30 AM

RE: Best deal around for external hard drives?
 

Quote:

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.

ThEoNeS911 10-13-2009 04:47 PM

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


Eman77 10-13-2009 05:11 PM

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).

The Hedgehog 10-13-2009 05:55 PM

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!

DarkFire989 10-13-2009 06:15 PM

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.

The Hedgehog 10-13-2009 06:26 PM

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

ThEoNeS911 10-13-2009 06:51 PM

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.

aglaser 10-14-2009 01:55 PM

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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