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Best External Harddrive?


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#1 clairex3

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

I have a Dells XPS 1530
Windows Vista 64 bit

I want to get an external harddrive
My budget is $150 at Dell because I have $70-ish of credit there.

Things I'm looking for
- Pretty (:
- Light, Slim, Portable
- BIG *
- Speed

* I'm trying to use this external hard drive to hold just about everything. Documents, Pictures, Files, Music, Movies, Adobe Photoshop, FTP, Dreamweaver etc *

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/product...mp;sku=A2012450
It's $130 for 500gb ... Does that mean it's slow?

Suggestions would be awesome, thank you

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:04 PM

The size of the drive probably does not dramatically affect speed. If this purchase looks good to you, I'd get it.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

Best is relative to who you ask. I have the 250G unit and am
very pleased with it. No problems to report. Plug it in and go.

I also considered the SimpleTech drive because it looks really sexy. :thumbsup:
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/product...mp;sku=A2001973

But price beat stylish good looks.(the WD passport was on sale for $60)

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