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New 1TB HD!!!

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June 7, 2009 2:44:40 AM

I'm looking to get a new 1TB hard drive.

Criteria:
1TB
eSATA 3Gb's (must have esata, but esata/usb is also a plus)
External OR Internal with EXT Enclosure
7200+ RPM
Price range: Around $100
Most important is reliability, and then performance!

I've been looking around on tigerdirect and newegg.
I have found some greats deals, especially on Fantom brand HD's.
I just don't necessarily trust the brand, anyone have experience?

I'm a second away from buying this Cavalry CAXE:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and i found it for 10 bucks less after rebate:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=205986373
However I dono if the buy.com one comes with warranty... :fou: 

I'd appreciate some ideas, for internal+ext enclosures.
Even externals, although i know most of em.
THANKS!

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a b G Storage
June 7, 2009 10:41:30 AM

There's nothing special in a eSATA enclosure besides a reliable power adapter to provide power to HDD as it's just SATA-eSATA without anything in between besides the cable. For USB to SATA/IDE enclosure, where there's a conversion controller in between, that's where it matters.
Just look for one that's cheap and provides best protection against shock.
June 8, 2009 5:56:23 AM

Thanks
Yeah i've looked at all those.
I was thinking about the caviar black.
I read about the rosewill though and some say the fan is loud.
I already have a loud enough computer to keep me up at night, considering this will be on most of the time, i need silence.
Fan is probably not an option.
!