External Hard Drive


Old 01-08-06, 07:21 PM
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External Hard Drive

What is a good external hard drive? I want to purchase one to store all of our pictures etc so I will not fill up the memory on this computer.
Any suggestions would be appreciated...
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Old 01-08-06, 11:11 PM
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If you have an extra HD laying around, you can purchase a external HD enclosure. It's about 20-30$. If you're not worried about speed and you're just using it for back-ups and data storage you're fine. HD's are cheap enough now especially with sales and rebates. Hope this helps...my 2cents!
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If you want maximum size for little money, buy yourself the external housing and the drive itself seperately. Unless there is a special on a bundle, you will get a larger drive for less money.

Also, _most_ of the bundled units will accept a larger drive. So if you find say, a 40gb model on sale, you can buy it, then buy the size drive you want, say 250gb and swap them out.

A word of note:
Find a drive bay that has REAL cooling. Hard drives run hot, and about 99.9% of the enclosures I've seen will NOT keep the drive cool, that little fan in them does next to nothing. Or, just run the drive bare with maybe a fan blowing over it.

I prefer Maxtor drives.

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