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external portable hard drive (lacie) or enclosure+HD?

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Anonymous
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March 6, 2005 8:30:08 PM

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My young friend is considering this

http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=267266
80GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Design by F.A. Porsche Price :
$86.95


Is this the best she can get for this price or can she get a better
deal by using an enclosure + regular hard drive?

I don't have much experience in this topic so I appreciate advice.
Also, she's a young student so it shouldn't exceed the price of the
above for a budget; either as much *reliable* storage as she can get
for 80GB, or 80GB for as little as she can get them. Also, she's using
it for a laptop, but from what she told me it's not meant to be that
mobile, mostly for backup and video.

More about : external portable hard drive lacie enclosure

Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 7, 2005 2:45:36 AM

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casioculture@gmail.com wrote:
> My young friend is considering this
>
> http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=267266
> 80GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Design by F.A. Porsche Price :
> $86.95
>
>
> Is this the best she can get for this price or can she get a better
> deal by using an enclosure + regular hard drive?
>
> I don't have much experience in this topic so I appreciate advice.
> Also, she's a young student so it shouldn't exceed the price of the
> above for a budget; either as much *reliable* storage as she can get
> for 80GB, or 80GB for as little as she can get them. Also, she's using
> it for a laptop, but from what she told me it's not meant to be that
> mobile, mostly for backup and video.
>
>
You can get an external USB 2.0 (empty) case
for $25.00, www.pricewatch.com
My local Fry's Electronics sells Hitachi 80GB bare drives for $35.00
but this is after mail in rebate.
But I would rather have Seagate or Western Digital.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 7, 2005 1:43:25 PM

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Check out this weeks CompUSA ad--80gb usb2 external drive $49.99 after
rebates. Also empty external usb2 enclosure $29.99 plusWD 80gb hard
drive for $29.99 after rebates. These are about as good as you can get
for this size drive.

Ken

casioculture@gmail.com wrote:

> My young friend is considering this
>
> http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=267266
> 80GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Design by F.A. Porsche Price :
> $86.95
>
>
> Is this the best she can get for this price or can she get a better
> deal by using an enclosure + regular hard drive?
>
> I don't have much experience in this topic so I appreciate advice.
> Also, she's a young student so it shouldn't exceed the price of the
> above for a budget; either as much *reliable* storage as she can get
> for 80GB, or 80GB for as little as she can get them. Also, she's using
> it for a laptop, but from what she told me it's not meant to be that
> mobile, mostly for backup and video.
>
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