Posted 05 April 2006 - 02:58 PM
Thanks acklan and enthusiast. I have yet to receive the darn thing so can't tell you for sure what it is or isn't. It is USB 2.0, however. I believe it is the caviar. Should have done a bit more homework, but, the HDD in my 7 month old Sony went bye-bye and had to be replaced before I had all backed up. That was the motivation for getting this drive. I still am not sure whether or not I can use it as a secondary HD to work off should I install a Linux OS. It would seem to me that it should be similar to working with a DVD drive in that it would be a satellite as are the other drives. Probably I am just showing my lack of knowledge by having made that assumption.
The funny thing was, concerning backing up the dead HDD, was that I had, for my Nikon D70s camera, 3 CF's, 1 -2 GB and 2- 1 GB. I used those to B/U but needed one more 1 GB CF to finish. Lacking the 1 I could not achieve the B/U. So, went to look at prices for an additional CF and it would have cost more than this external HDD. I bought the external brand new on eBay and the shipping is very slow.
Any other thoughts? I am all eyes and ears.
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