I'm looking for a drive thats thin, powered through the USB 2 port, and also has Firewire. I also want it to have 40 gig or MORE space. I looked at what Tom's recently reviewed but I didn't see anything that matched that.
The one question I do have is should I sacrifice the extra rpms for the 20 more gb, or should I get the 7200rpm model? Whats the real world difference? Keep in mind, this is for backups and transfering work between home and school/work. I'm thinking the lower rpm won't be a big deal since its mainly for transport and backup purposes, but I don't know for sure. Maybe the lower rpms is a big deal?
i bought a simple tech drive a long time ago, usb 1.1 im not impressed with it at all. i dont know how much more power usb 2 offeres but you would be better off with a drive that has an external power source.