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#28028 14-Nov-2008 23:24
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DSE have the Western Digital My Book Studio 500GB for $229 on clearance and as a direct comparison the Seagate FreeAgent PRO 500GB for $249.

Any preference or comment either way? Or something similar - 320GB would be enough and eSATA is essential.

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  #178087 14-Nov-2008 23:33
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Personly I would go for the seagate not only does it look better (in my view) it also comes with the standard seagate 5year (I may be wrong)

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#178101 15-Nov-2008 07:16
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Seagate all the way... I have five Seagate Agent Pro (4x 500GB, 1x 320GB) on my Windows Home Server, plus three Seagate Agent Go (1x 160GB at home, 2x 500GB in each of the Geekzone servers for backup). Those work really well.

I tried the WD but found out that it goes to sleep after 15 minutes, disconnecting from your PC - and the only way to bring it back is by rebooting your machine. Not even unplugging and plugging would start it again.




 

 

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  #178103 15-Nov-2008 08:18
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Why not just buy a bare drive and esata enclosure Scott? You'll save a packet over those prices!

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  #178105 15-Nov-2008 08:46
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I'd go the seagate way as well, not much difference in price, and with the prices of hard drive and enclosure these days you'll probably save between $20.00 to $40.00 and you have to put that in yourself Cool and if not careful you may or may not break a pin :)

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  #178113 15-Nov-2008 10:45
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What is the external requirement? Why not an internal?

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  #178115 15-Nov-2008 10:55
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FredDag: What is the external requirement? Why not an internal?

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A little hard to fit another HDD in my Dell XPS M1330. Also doesn't solve the problem of losing my data if I lose my laptop.


Looks like the Seagate has it - yes Steve I am considering that route too but an all in one from a name brand appeals rather than some dodgy sweat shop produced enclosure.

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  #178116 15-Nov-2008 11:06
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>A little hard to fit another HDD in my Dell XPS M1330

Well... little yes. I jut swapped out the DVD-ROM with a HDD caddy to have a second HDD in my laptop.. to run VMs from. Speeds things up nicely.
I treat my laptop as a portable desktop more than laptop.

http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?main_page=page&id=7&chapter=0

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