Portable HD Advice

tdinc

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I usually like doing my own investigations regarding hardware purchases. but I'm too lazy for this one. :)

I am looking for a external HD for data transfer from my laptop. I am just want a decent, reliable cheap option. with a 1394 connection. I was looking at the
Western Digital My Book Premium.

any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

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Buy a hard drive buy a case, install harddrive in case now you have saved money. I always make my own and it usually saves me 15-20%.
 

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I cant believe I didnt think about that. nice

thanks reps
 

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I do that too. Just picked up a 500GB drive last week for the same purpose. :)
Newegg has a great selection of drive enclosures for both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA and ATA drives.
 

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My preferred brand of external drives is LaCie, particularly their d2 drives. Reliable and well-built, with the added plus of having USB 2.0, FireWire 400/800, and eSATA connections.
 

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My preferred brand of external drives is LaCie, particularly their d2 drives. Reliable and well-built, with the added plus of having USB 2.0, FireWire 400/800, and eSATA connections.
Ditto, I have 2. :)
 

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I do that too. Just picked up a 500GB drive last week for the same purpose. :)
Newegg has a great selection of drive enclosures for both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA and ATA drives.
I have four or five hardrives from old laptops, is there a case that will house more then one?
 

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Might be a bit much for what you need perris, but they're certainly available :)

http://www.addonics.com/products/raid_system/mst4.asp

Sadly, you'll need a JBOD adapter to get all 4 drives seen independently.
Probably a lot cheaper to simply buy 4 stacking individual housings, and chuck 'em through a hub.
 
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Stay away from WD My Book Premium's if you run Vista. I've read about and had problems with mine. My WD Passport drive works perfectly though.
 

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I bought a Vantec Nexstar 3 enclosure and a 400GB drive and saved almost $100 over buying a prebuilt enclosure.
 

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Stay away from WD My Book Premium's if you run Vista. I've read about and had problems with mine. My WD Passport drive works perfectly though.

I have a Western Digital My Book - one terrabyte, and run it with Vista on both my laptop and desktop; I never had a problem with it. In fact, it runs great. I love it so much that I am thinking about buying another one.
 

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Stay away from WD My Book Premium's if you run Vista. I've read about and had problems with mine. My WD Passport drive works perfectly though.

My premium runs fine under Vista (when using USB). It's a bit flakey with esata but I think that's due to the cable barely fitting in.
 

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Stay away from WD My Book Premium's if you run Vista. I've read about and had problems with mine. My WD Passport drive works perfectly though.
Whoever recommended that Passport sure was a smart cookie ;)
 

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