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Old 12-15-2008, 11:36 PM
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Default Reliable External HDD's

After a recent HDD crash (), I really wish to purchase an external HDD to back up to (Too late though lol ). Does anyone have any preferences, or brands that are good quality and reliable?

I am looking to nab one at the after christmas sales...
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:25 AM
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I have been using some Seagate FreeAgents and they seem to be reliable. They have never failed me. And their price make them a good purchase.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:43 AM
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I have a WD Passport. I love it. Tiny, quiet, and runs strictly on USB power so you don't need an external wall wart. It's portable as hell.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I might have a look at the seagates, they are quite cheap. I Do like the idea of the WD passport, god it's tiny, but the Cost isn't though

There is a seagate 1.5TB on sale for $170.00, which is $9 cheaper then the 1TB model here. Thought that was a bargain! I'll never fill it, but anyway
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the passports are more expensive due to the smaller drive inside. It is smaller than some PMPs, lol. It's made more to be carried around rather than a external HDD that is just on the desk and used for backup. I carry mine around alot to school and stuff when my jumpdrive won't cut it.
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I have a seagate desktop model and I would recommend them. Mine is really not portable as I wanted a full size disk, but it does the job for backups and it’s very reliable, plus no sound compared to my pc hd’s.
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the passports are more expensive due to the smaller drive inside. It is smaller than some PMPs, lol. It's made more to be carried around rather than a external HDD that is just on the desk and used for backup. I carry mine around alot to school and stuff when my jumpdrive won't cut it.
Mine will be sitting on my desk most of the time lol. But, at Uni next year, I was considering a portable hard drive, and that IS very portable as you said (Ill have to remember it - thanks sumx). But for know, I just have a 2GB thumbs stick on my keys, and that's what I use at school (even though all it carries is the demo multiplayer Battlefield 1942 - Good old end-of-year/term-itis)

Thanks for the tips, greatly appreciated . I had no-idea what to get, as people's I know at school have had external HDDs that have failed
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