External HD - help me find the best choice Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital HD Storage Last response: November 27, 2009 12:44 PM in Storage Share Niles_m November 27, 2009 9:17:01 AM Hi guys I am in need of another external HD. Currently I have a WD My Book Essential Edition 250GB, and it is working fine. But I am open to new brands, which is why I need your experience. I have looked at WD My Passport Essential 500GB, and it seems reasonable. Do you have any experience with this model, or are there any other models that I shoud look at? Regarding disc space, then 500 GB is more than enough. Any input/help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. More about : external find choice cmichael138 a b G Storage November 27, 2009 12:06:57 PM Why not build your own? That way you can choose any size/brand you want. There are instructions on the web on building them, as well as recommended parts. That way, if either the HD or the case fails, you only have to replace one component. Niles_m November 27, 2009 12:44:54 PM Uhh, I think buying one would be a lot easier. And the thing is, I'm not even sure what brand to choose. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCan someone help me find the right external HD ..I am really frustrated ForumHelp me make the right choice please (OCZ Agility 3) ForumHelp Me Find a Case ForumHelp me find the best gaming graphics card for I7 3770K ForumExternal HDD vs External HDD Enclosures? Help me please. ForumHelp me find a new laptop. ForumHelp me find the perfect laptop !! ForumEducate me on laptop choice ForumBuild me a $AU2200 computer - WIN $150 SOFTWARE OF YOUR CHOICE ForumCard choice for comcast HD recording ForumHelp - external hard drive accidentally reformatted ForumHelp desperately needed to find 17" laptop with *good* matte screen. ForumHelp me find components ForumHelp me build my dream machine ForumHelp me find a good Nvidia GPU ForumHelp me find the best video card for my budget! ForumATI HD 5500 Upgrade time. Please help me choose? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHelp, Can't copy files to any external device (usb HD) ForumHelp with new HDD, RAID 0 as well as storage disk? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !