Posted 24 June 2011 - 10:48 AM
Buy a hard drive and then buy a case for an external drive.
My reason for saying this:
I bought a Seagate external drive several years ago. A few months ago, the USB port on the external drive (the port that you plug the B end of the USB cable), it broke off of the chip board in the HD case.
My soldering attempt failed, so I decided to buy a new external HD case. This is where the trouble came in.
I don't know if other brands of external drive cases are constructed like mine was, but it was a serious pain in the butt to get my drive out of the case! It took me about an hour to pry casing apart and then take out my drive. I nervous the whole time about damaging the HD. I actually cut myself twice on the aluminum and plastic casing. I also was sweating!! No kidding. Using a lot of strength to get that thing off and being gentle at the same time was not easy!
I decided right then and there that when I need another external drive, I would buy a HD and then a case for the drive.
I got every off okay. Got to all my important files and can start backing up my files again.
Whether you think you can or can't, either way you are right.