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    External hard drive advice!!

    I need an external hard disk to store some files. I am thinking of one of the following:

    A Lacie Desktop Hard Disk 1tb

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/497822...e/Product.html


    or the Western Digital elements 1TB. Shops are selling both for under £80.

    Alternatively Amazon sell the Buffalo DriveStation 1tb for a similar amount although I would have to wait for delivery!!

    Which is the best drive for speed and reliability?? The stuff I am storing is not really that critical. All critical stuff is already stored on other hard disks and backuped on good quality DVds.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 22-12-2008 at 12:49 PM.

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    Re: External hard driver advice!!

    eSATA kills USB2 if your motherboard supports it...

    - Enermax Jazz ~ £29.89

    +

    - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint ~ £73.36

    =

    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 22-12-2008 at 08:59 PM.

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    Re: External hard driver advice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    eSATA kills USB2 if your motherboard supports it...

    - Enermax Jazz ~ £10.21

    +

    - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint ~ £73.36

    =

    fail!
    chop an inch of the drive off or something?
    it's a 2.5" housing for a 3.5" drive!

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    Re: External hard driver advice!!

    I've no idea what you're talking about, putting words in my mouth like that...

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    Re: External hard driver advice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    eSATA kills USB2 if your motherboard supports it...

    - Enermax Jazz ~ £29.89

    +

    - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint ~ £73.36

    =

    I wouldn't bother and it ALWAYS make the final price higher, and I find that cooling is typically not as good as those built-in one.

    Highly recommend WD Mybook (With Greenpower drives in it), which doesn't need any sort of cooling even when read/write 7x24
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