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July 14, 2005 10:11:59 AM

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Hello
What is the best portable HDD in terms of Reliability and cost?

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July 14, 2005 4:37:54 PM

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Dima wrote:

> Hello
> What is the best portable HDD in terms of Reliability and cost?

Probably a used Microdrive bought off of ebay.

Now, perhaps if you specify a few parameters . . .

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July 15, 2005 4:15:24 AM

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Thanks for your reply.
How reliable is Western Digital Passport 40GB USB drive?
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July 21, 2005 9:13:03 AM

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Thanks J. Clarke
Why a used Microdrive?
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July 21, 2005 2:51:41 PM

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Dima wrote:

> Thanks J. Clarke
> Why a used Microdrive?

The criteria were "reliability and cost", not "capacity" or "transfer rate".
A used Microdrive can be had dirt cheap, and they're designed to compete
directly with solid state CF memory, so they're made to be about as durable
as a hard disk gets.

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July 22, 2005 2:42:31 AM

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What is the Microdrive capacity?
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