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Need help deciding on an external hard drive please...

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February 12, 2011 1:39:04 PM

Hey guys,

My old PC (10+year old HP Pavilion 9870) that I'm letting my girl use can't hold many pics/vids from our Playsport Zx3 without not being able to start up...it just would do a continuous loop trying to start up windows XP until I took the H-Def videos and pics off. It is starting up fine now, but we need a place to put all the HD video and pics now.

I am thinking I want at least a 1 TB external hard drive. I'm looking for a best bang for the buck type deal, but I'm really not that familiar with external hard drives. I'll list some deals I've found so far, but would appreciate some feedback/advice.

Iomega 1 TB eSATA 3 GB/USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34280 $98.98

Iomega eGo 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34836 (Jet Black) $85.48

iomega Select 1TB USB 2.0 Black Portable Hard Drive 34827 $84.99 until 2/16

Seagate 1TB Expansion External Hard Drive ST910004EXA101-RK (USB 2.0 powered) $79.99 expires today 2/12

HITACHI XL Desk 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive HXSDNB10001BBB (0S02484) $69.99

Western Digital WD Elements 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $69.99



That's all I've found so far, but if you guys have any ideas...I'm mostly looking for high quality at a low, low price and would go for a 750GB or 2TB if they were ridiculously good deals.

While I have you here...any opinions on a regular internal hard drive? I'm building a new system and am trying to find parts for the best possible value at the highest performance/quality (started with an XFX 850W for $89.99...so looking for those kinds of deals). I plan to complete it at about this time next year (hoping 2500K will have gone on sale at some point).

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ $62.95 This any good? Do you have better ideas?

Please feel free to message me if you know of any spectacular deals.

Thanks,
-TG
February 13, 2011 3:55:04 PM

Seriously guys...no help?

You guys being lazy or just not knowledgeable about this subject or what?

Don't be scuured, I won't flame you if I don't take your advice...it's just your opinions I want. :) 
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