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Advice about an external hardrive

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April 2, 2011 2:30:41 AM

Hi everyone, i dont know much about computers and i want to get an external drive but i dont know which one to get. Can anyone please tell me which external drive is best to get?. I have a toshiba notebook and the external drive would be mainly for storing videos and pictures plus software backup. Thank you.
April 2, 2011 5:14:48 AM

That is so funny you say that
I needed more storage with my dell (stupid slim low profile case)
and couldnt add another HD internal because there is only
two freakin' sata connectors (1 optical,1 HD)
So I just needed backup storage and I already use a 320gb USB Verbatim ($50 new)
so I had an 200gb Maxtor DiamondMax 10 IDE ata133 (oldie but goodie) laying around the shop
I bought an IDE enclosure on Ebay for $15 and Bam 200gb for $15

I just found out and did it yesterday that you can use the ide-usb piece of the
enclosure for DVD-RWs
So now I have an IDE 16x Burner as an external usb burner when I need it for duplicating or netbooks (though I havent tried that yet)
Didnt cost anything extra and works like a dream LOL
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April 3, 2011 6:17:30 AM

I know
I remember you saying that a few months ago
You already had me thinking of a dedicated PSU in an enclosure for my
GPU
Also be great for extra fans
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