Looking for an external hard-drive--what are my options?

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  1. sinthetiq

    sinthetiq Anteater Member

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    Hello,

    I am currently using a laptop for both home and work, and have critical data on the system. I want to get an external hard drive to backup my data, and was considering getting a firewire enclosure with a hard drive (3.5"?). I've never done this, is it as reliable as the retail external drives? I'm looking for around 30-50 gigabytes. If the price is reasonable, larger would always be better. Thanks in advance. What kind of prices would I be looking to spend?

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  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Get an 80GB drive for cheap ($60) and an enclosure will run around $30. I like USB2.0 better than IEEE1394, but it's your call.

    The reliability will be at least as good as, and it can be better if you get a 3 or 5-year warranty with your drive.
     
  3. C_Blyth

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    it really depends on how much work you are wanting to store. you could get a pen stick, and put it on there, or get a normall HDD in a external caddy...if size is an issue, you can get laptop HDD cadies, for laptop HDD's, which are smaller!!!
     

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