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#1 daic

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:09 AM

Hello, i was going to by an external HDD and was wondering if This 120GB HDD or if This 250GB HDD goes into Stand by/sleep mode?

Never bought an external HDD before, both the ones listed are from the same company. I have searched and cant find anything stating if it does or doesnt. Any input is appreciated.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 02:07 PM

The two things you want on any external drive (IMO):

a. An on/off switch.

b. Power-pack/power supply of its own.

Other than that, it's dealer's choice.

FWIW: I would consider purchasing an external hard drive that small...a waste of money today, when much larger drives are available at relatively cheaper prices. The larger drives probably also embrace newer technology, which might be a consideration when contemplating possible failure of the external.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for your reply.
I have a $50 gift card for Amazon.com. Have had it for some time and i dont need much more space, this is just extra:)

I have heard decent things about the Western Digital company.

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