I'll explain my situation.
I was looking into upgrading my laptop's hard drive from 320 GB hard drive to around 1 TB. I found out that these laptop hard drives cost upwards of $130-150, so I decided to look elsewhere.
I currently have a 160 GB Western Digital external hard drive, but it isn't enough space for me. I decided to look on Amazon.
There, I found many "cheap" 1 TB desktop hard drives for sale. I will post them and their specs below:
1. $65 1 TB Western Digital Intellipower Caviar Green: 3.5 inch, 5400 RPM motor, 64 MB cache, Bulk/OEM Drive
2. $80 1.5 TB Seagate Barracuda: 7200 RPM motor, 3 Gb/s, 32 MB cache, Bare Drive I know it's 500 GB of extra space for $15, but I am wary of the reviews. The second most reviewers give it a 1 star rating. And what does it mean to be a "Bare Bones" drive?
3. $90 1.5 TB Western Digital Intellipower Caviar Green: Same specs as the 1st hard drive
My question is: Is it a smart idea to turn a desktop Hard Drive into an External Drive and, if so, which hard drive would be best to do it? Also, if anyone has any suggestions on where to get a hard drive enclosure/best brands, that would be helpful as well. I was thinking of just Amazon or Newegg or somewhere like that.
Edited by simpsonman3000, 31 July 2010 - 06:55 PM.