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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:27 PM

Which one do you guys recommend?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 12:29 PM

I would just go with buying an enclosure (with fan and power supply) and buying a hard drive...and putting the drive in the enclosure, if I was inclined to use USB-connected hard drives.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:22 PM

with fan and power supply


Be sure to get the correct interface
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Edited by garmanma, 28 November 2009 - 01:24 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:33 PM

But if you're bound and determined to get a off the shelf unit Seagate is top rated and has the best warranties I've seen so far.
Problem is there are so many models out there its best to do some detective work and read the user reviews.
I just purchased and am waiting for mine to arrive... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822148356 The price was right as well. :thumbsup:

Edited by Koinos, 05 December 2009 - 06:47 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 10:25 PM

i have 2 seagate free agent one is a 500 gig and one is a terrabyte boyh work great have no problens and fast data transfer

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:05 PM

I have to echo what hamluis said: getting the drive and the enclosure seperately will save money and yield precisely the same end product. I just bought this enclosure and am very pleased with it. It has both USB and eSATA connectors and will accommodate any SATA hard drive. Great deal right now because it's ten bucks off with free shipping.




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