Help me build my external HD

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  1. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    hey, i need some information on building an external harddrive. I was looking at HDs on newegg and noticed a huge price difference between 7200 RPM and 10,000 RPM. Do i really need an 10,000RPM drive? i'm just going to be using it to backup my information and store music, pictures, videos, and other shit. Oh, right now I only have USB1 or I can use my firewire PD card. This will be for a laptop.

    also, do you know a good place to get a case? thanks in advance.
     
  2. Silmatharien

    Silmatharien OT Supporter

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    this isn't really the right section for this .... but Newegg will have everything you need. You don't need a 10k rpm drive just for storage. 7200 is fine.
     
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    better fit here
     
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    Since you only have USB1.0, it makes more sense to get a firewire unit, or at least one that has both interfaces, firewire and USB2.0.

    When you go to format it under WXP admin tools -> computer management -> storage -> disk management, set the block size to the largest possible value, which is better for large files, likevideo and music.
     

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