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#1 Bynumite17

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 04:32 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a good portable external for fairly cheap? Does anyone have one for sale? :yes:
I'm leaning towards an iomega... My cousin has one and it's great, fast, and looks cool.

Please help me out!

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 04:35 PM

They're always on sale at Best Buy. I got mine there for $40 or so.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 04:36 PM

Does anyone know where I can get a good portable external for fairly cheap? Does anyone have one for sale? :yes:
I'm leaning towards an iomega... My cousin has one and it's great, fast, and looks cool.

Please help me out!

What size/price range?

check newegg.com they usually have good deals.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 04:41 PM

I'm looking for a 320 at least and 1 TB at most....

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 04:58 PM

x2 on Newegg. Depending on where you are, you can even pick your ish up over in Industry.

If nothing else, do some research on there. Usually if there are more than 40-50 votes, and something has a good rating you can count on it being good.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 05:22 PM

do you want one with POWER outlet? or one that just uses usb, no nee to plug into power outlet. bcuz my cousin has one w/o power and my mom has one w/ power (kinda stupid imo lol)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136227 320gb

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136392 750gb

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 05:39 PM

x3 on Newegg.

Edited by Dr.PhilUpOnU, July 31, 2009 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 07:37 PM

i think CC has one why you need one tho

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 08:19 PM

Please do not buy a normal external hard drive.

Buy a regular durable hard drive and buy an external enclosure.

Much more reliable.

External Hardrives do and will fail on you.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 08:36 PM

Please do not buy a normal external hard drive.

Buy a regular durable hard drive and buy an external enclosure.

Much more reliable.

External Hardrives do and will fail on you.

Mine is slowly doing so. :unsure:

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 08:37 PM

Please do not buy a normal external hard drive.

Buy a regular durable hard drive and buy an external enclosure.

Much more reliable.

External Hardrives do and will fail on you.


^ Truth.

Edited by Gabis, July 31, 2009 - 08:37 PM.


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Posted July 31, 2009 - 09:14 PM

Please do not buy a normal external hard drive.

Buy a regular durable hard drive and buy an external enclosure.

Much more reliable.

External Hardrives do and will fail on you.


links to those? :unsure:

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#13 Bynumite17

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, I was looking at that. If I get an enclosure and a new HDD, I might as well format that new HDD and copy all my info on it and put it in my Mac and use this 160 in the enclosure...

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 09:54 PM

I got my harddrive from newegg as well. $120 total or something for a 1TB western digital my book I think.

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 10:34 PM

I just bought this... Is it a good deal?

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=4226

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Posted July 31, 2009 - 11:11 PM

got ours from best buy.

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Posted August 01, 2009 - 02:20 AM

links to those? :unsure:


Enclosure: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817173043
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136218

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Posted August 01, 2009 - 02:57 AM

2.5" - Do not need external power supply
3.5" - Needs external power supply

I always go for Western Digital. Don't you guys have it reliable over there?




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Posted August 01, 2009 - 03:01 AM

for a lot of hardware, amazon has about the same prize as newegg, but there's no sales tax if you're in california unlike newegg...

you can also usually get free shipping if you purchase the item from amazon...

whatever you do though, buy it online

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Posted August 01, 2009 - 08:38 AM

Yeah, I always buy Amazon and I got a WD 500 GB.... They're the best out there, from what I hear so I put in the extra 20 bucks to get it.

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