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    External usb 3.0 drives

    Hello
    In the market for a external usb 3.0 hard drive. Been doing some research and found the LaCie Minimus 2TB drive. Looking for storage and perforamnce to use as a back up. I was also looking at the WD My passport ultraportable. Like that its powered from a usb cable. However, found that LaCie uses burshed aluminium casing instead of plastic for better heat dissipation which i think is necessary for 7200 rpm drives???? Also like the added storage LAcie drive offers. Dont really care it its ultraportable or not as it will be a desktop drive. I was wondering what you guys think? Any other options i might be overlooking? recomendations? I have a gigabyte x58A ud3r mobo and was wondering if anyone has had any or read about any issues with usb 3.0 on that mobo? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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    Re: External usb 3.0 drives

    I'm using a samsung 1TB 2.5" portable one. Very small, quiet and the transfer speeds are pretty damn fast easily getting 90MB - 100MB/sec transfers. You might want to see if you can get a decent price on it because when I went for it the price difference between that and a 2.5" internal drive was only £3-4. You can't even get an enclosure for that much!

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