External HDD

By Tambourine
Dec 23, 2005
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  1. Sup guys,
    Looking to buy a new external harddrive, nothing fancy and around 2-300gb will be just about perfect.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    The only suggestion I would make is tomake sure that the external enclosure has an exhaust fan in it. I had one external drive finally cook itself to death in the first external encllosure I bought and used.
  3. Tambourine

    Tambourine Newcomer, in training Topic Starter


    Allrighty, good one. So how do I make sure of that then?

    For example, does this one have that?:

    Western Digital USB2.0/Firewire 320GB 8MB Dual Option
  4. hewybo

    hewybo TechSpot Maniac Posts: 570

    Check Sabrent

    I bought a Sabrent Technologies USB 2.0 ext drive enclosure about a year ago for around $40. It has an IDE connector, power connector, AC line cord, and a small exhaust/cooling fan- aluminum case. It's for 5.25 in., but I just bought a cheap set of 5.25 to 3.5 rails, and it worked fine. Used it to "clone" an 80G HDD to a 250G. Worked great. It left me with more to spend on HDD space, as "dedicated" externals are more expensive.
    (found it at fry's walk-in store, on sale) :wave:
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