CompUSA External HDs

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  1. JustSurvive

    JustSurvive New Member

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    Does anyone use or has used one of these before? The only reason I'm asking is because a store brand HD just doesn't seem as "solid" as a name brand. They have a 80GB one for only $30 after rebates tomorrow.
     
  2. Jkuao

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    There are only a couple of HD manufacturers out there now. Store brand is still going to have a Samsung, Maxtor, Seagate, or WD drive inside. It's most likely going to be a 2MB cache drive which will slow up performance.

    The name brand ones might have more robust cases and bundled software that allows you to do one button backup and other fancy stuff. If all you need some cheap space that can be removed, then that drive is likely fine. Just make sure it has adequate cooling.
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    hmm, i got a 200 gig hard drive today at staples for $30. it's an internal. i already have an external case, so i will put it in there, the case costed me about $20...$50 isn't bad for 200 gigs external. it's a maxtor drive
     

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