External Hard Drive suggestions? 4 replies

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11th March 2006

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#1 12 years ago

Im looking for an internal hard drive to store photos and videos, and some extra stuff too.

Looking around, I decided on either: Newegg.com - Western Digital My Book Essential WDG1U5000N 500GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Retail

or one of those Rugged All Terrain Lacie hard drives.

Anyone have any suggestions on any other good External HDs?


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29th November 2004

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#2 12 years ago

Well, there are usually two ways to go: Big and large, or small and portable.

I have a Western Digital 120 GB, enough for music, some movies, photos, and program installers. It's about the size of a wallet and basically works almost like a large USB drive. :)

In any case, WD is a good company and you should get externals from them. Usually when buying, check hard disk speed and port speed (ex: USB2 vs FireWire)

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#3 12 years ago

I have a Lacie 250GB external hard drive and I have had no problems with it. I actually added the WD hard drive you mentioned to my xmas list this year. I've never had a problem with WD's drives, so I recommend it.

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#4 12 years ago

Ive had a Lacie Porche 250 gb ehd for 2 years now.. no problems with it, with the exception of the usb cable only being 25 cm :p


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#5 12 years ago

I built my own.

Bought a enclosure for $39 and put a 320GB SATA WD drive in it and I have a 60GB Laptop drive in a enclosure I take back and forth to work.