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Old 01-21-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Hello! Are there any good resonably-priced external harddrives out threre? They have to use USB 2.0 or Firewire.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Not sure if these fall into your definition of 'reasonable', but IMHO you get whatcha pay for, and I have been very satisfied w/ the price and quality of Buffalo brand external HD's... look at the following link for these prices for the 500GB version I have: Buffalo Technology Computers - DriveStation Combo4 500GB External Hard Drive - HDHS500Q
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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Thanks for that most helpful bit of info
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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You can put one together yourself:

Partway down this page -

72-hour Sale! Plus promo code for $50 off select HDTVs

You will find this item -

Newegg.com - Rosewill RX81U-ES-25A 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Enclosure - External Enclosures

With a promo code that will drop the price to $15

In conjunction with one of these drives -

Newegg.com - 500 gb sata, Internal Hard Drives

You have your external 500GB for as little as $75. Notice the second drive in this list has free shipping.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Okay, my bad. I mixed 2.5" with 3.5". Tough to fit that drive in that case! Some days, ya know?

So here's the Rosewill 3.5" case. Jacks the price up to $90

Newegg.com - Rosewill RX353-S BLK (Black) 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA Ext. Enclosure w/Int.40mm fan - External Enclosures
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Hello! Are there any good resonably-priced external harddrives out threre? They have to use USB 2.0 or Firewire.

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Desktop or pocket size?

As far as store-bought pocket-sized portables, I like the Seagate FreeAgent Go series. The two I have, have been trouble-free so far.

250GB-500GB - $75-$125

http://freeagent.seagate.com/en-us/h...ree-Agent.html

http://reviews.cnet.com/hard-drives/...-33299927.html

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Old 01-21-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Hello! Are there any good resonably-priced external harddrives out threre? They have to use USB 2.0 or Firewire.

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I have used numerous external hard drives - including hard drive enclosures for internal hard drives. However, my favored hard drives are those entirely powered by USB.

I recommend Western Digital Passport which is about $134 for 500 GB.

However, I just received an external hard drive a couple of days ago. The Hammer Morespace External HD powered by USB - 500 GB for $107 shipped through Amazon.

Amazon.com: Hammer HP1100-500 morespace 500 GB Portable Hard Drive: Electronics
: think:

It just dropped $1.20. Dang!
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