Which External Hard Drive???

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I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS 98se.
I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
1. Toshiba
2. Iomega
3. LaCie
4. Seagate
5. Western Digital
6. Maxtor
7. Iogear
8. Fantom
I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range. What
would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "John R. Pickett" <jrpickett@cp-tel.net> wrote in message
    news:82778$4288e075$c0efaab$29702@cp-tel.allthenewsgroups.com...
    >I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS 98se.
    > I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
    > 1. Toshiba
    > 2. Iomega
    > 3. LaCie
    > 4. Seagate
    > 5. Western Digital
    > 6. Maxtor
    > 7. Iogear
    > 8. Fantom
    > I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
    > promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range. What
    > would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
    >
    >

    2 x 200 (Belkin fan cooled cases) and 1 x 30 (Amacom no cooling) external
    Maxtor's. Also 2 x 80gig Maxtor internal.

    No problems here..........
  2. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I have the Western Digital 160 gig external. Can be used on firewire or
    USB and it has the 8 meg cash. The 8 meg cash is certainly better then
    the 2 meg cash.

    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=49&Language=en

    Check out above.

    Joan

    John R. Pickett wrote:
    > I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS 98se.
    > I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
    > 1. Toshiba
    > 2. Iomega
    > 3. LaCie
    > 4. Seagate
    > 5. Western Digital
    > 6. Maxtor
    > 7. Iogear
    > 8. Fantom
    > I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
    > promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range. What
    > would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    Western Digital and it's working fine.
    C.
    --

    "Gommas Pyle" <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "John R. Pickett" <jrpickett@cp-tel.net> wrote in message
    > news:82778$4288e075$c0efaab$29702@cp-tel.allthenewsgroups.com...
    >>I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS 98se.
    >> I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
    >> 1. Toshiba
    >> 2. Iomega
    >> 3. LaCie
    >> 4. Seagate
    >> 5. Western Digital
    >> 6. Maxtor
    >> 7. Iogear
    >> 8. Fantom
    >> I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
    >> promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range.
    >> What
    >> would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >>
    >
    > 2 x 200 (Belkin fan cooled cases) and 1 x 30 (Amacom no cooling) external
    > Maxtor's. Also 2 x 80gig Maxtor internal.
    >
    > No problems here..........
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >Western Digital and it's working fine.
    > C.
    > --
    >
    > "Gommas Pyle" <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:d6ap92$jiq$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    >>
    >> "John R. Pickett" <jrpickett@cp-tel.net> wrote in message
    >> news:82778$4288e075$c0efaab$29702@cp-tel.allthenewsgroups.com...
    >>>I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS
    >>>98se.
    >>> I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
    >>> 1. Toshiba
    >>> 2. Iomega
    >>> 3. LaCie
    >>> 4. Seagate
    >>> 5. Western Digital
    >>> 6. Maxtor
    >>> 7. Iogear
    >>> 8. Fantom
    >>> I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
    >>> promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range.
    >>> What
    >>> would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> 2 x 200 (Belkin fan cooled cases) and 1 x 30 (Amacom no cooling) external
    >> Maxtor's. Also 2 x 80gig Maxtor internal.
    >>
    >> No problems here..........
    >>
    >
    >

    perhaps we should also indicate our locations for atmospheric conditions.

    I am in the UK where outside temps are in the region of 10 to 15C most of
    the year and my normal inside temp is 20C.

    dj
  5. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    I've burned up four Maxtors in external cases. Garbage.

    WD is a good choice.

    Win98SE might be a problem. Make sure the drive supports it.

    Tom
    "Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >Western Digital and it's working fine.
    > C.
    > --
    >
    > "Gommas Pyle" <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:d6ap92$jiq$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    >>
    >> "John R. Pickett" <jrpickett@cp-tel.net> wrote in message
    >> news:82778$4288e075$c0efaab$29702@cp-tel.allthenewsgroups.com...
    >>>I am searching for a reliable external hard drive for my Dell PC, OS
    >>>98se.
    >>> I did not know that so many brands existed. I am considering:
    >>> 1. Toshiba
    >>> 2. Iomega
    >>> 3. LaCie
    >>> 4. Seagate
    >>> 5. Western Digital
    >>> 6. Maxtor
    >>> 7. Iogear
    >>> 8. Fantom
    >>> I have researched most of them and, of course, their advertising claims
    >>> promises fantastic results. I need one in the 200 to 300-gig range.
    >>> What
    >>> would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    >> 2 x 200 (Belkin fan cooled cases) and 1 x 30 (Amacom no cooling) external
    >> Maxtor's. Also 2 x 80gig Maxtor internal.
    >>
    >> No problems here..........
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    On Mon, 16 May 2005 20:58:22 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
    wrote:

    >I've burned up four Maxtors in external cases. Garbage.
    >
    >WD is a good choice.
    >
    >Win98SE might be a problem. Make sure the drive supports it.
    >
    >Tom
    >"Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    >news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >>I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >>Western Digital and it's working fine.
    >> C.
    <snip>

    I bought the Maxtor onetouch 2 (250gig)
    personally havnt found any heat problems but im thinking i might need
    to buy the extended warranty before the factory one expires. Like i
    said though mine seems to running cool as a cucumber.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Weebee" <not@home.com> wrote in message
    news:idri8116a0osmrk5m2o4prom4ng2gvb85c@4ax.com...
    > On Mon, 16 May 2005 20:58:22 GMT, "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>I've burned up four Maxtors in external cases. Garbage.
    >>
    >>WD is a good choice.
    >>
    >>Win98SE might be a problem. Make sure the drive supports it.
    >>
    >>Tom
    >>"Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    >>news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >>>I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >>>Western Digital and it's working fine.
    >>> C.
    > <snip>
    >
    > I bought the Maxtor onetouch 2 (250gig)
    > personally havnt found any heat problems but im thinking i might need
    > to buy the extended warranty before the factory one expires. Like i
    > said though mine seems to running cool as a cucumber.

    old Tom has trouble with hard drives and cameras.........just ignore his
    posts.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    And we should take someone using the name "Gommas Pyle" seriously? NOT.

    "Gommas Pyle" <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:d6bts2$8ng$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    >
    >
    > old Tom has trouble with hard drives and cameras.........just ignore his
    > posts.
    >
  9. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    >>"Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    >>news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >>>I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >>>Western Digital and it's working fine.
    >>> C.
    > <snip>
    >
    > I bought the Maxtor onetouch 2 (250gig)
    > personally havnt found any heat problems but im thinking i might need
    > to buy the extended warranty before the factory one expires. Like i
    > said though mine seems to running cool as a cucumber.

    Depends on what you use it for. If it is for backups, which is pretty light
    use, it will be fine. I was using mine as a drive in my home theatre system
    and it was playing and copying multi-gig movie files.

    Burned up good.

    Tom
  10. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Gommas Pyle" <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:d6bts2$8ng$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...

    > old Tom has trouble with hard drives and cameras.........just ignore his
    > posts.
    >

    You're STILL trolling here? All because of an off-hand comment on another
    newsgroup? You REALLY need to get a life
  11. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:walie.44026$IO.12159@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
    >
    >>>"Carol and Allen Bredt" <abredt22@Xsocal.rr.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:uE7ie.20479$ya2.17307@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >>>>I bought a Maxtor 250 Gig and it ran so hot that I returned it. Bought a
    >>>>Western Digital and it's working fine.
    >>>> C.
    >> <snip>
    >>
    >> I bought the Maxtor onetouch 2 (250gig)
    >> personally havnt found any heat problems but im thinking i might need
    >> to buy the extended warranty before the factory one expires. Like i
    >> said though mine seems to running cool as a cucumber.
    >
    > Depends on what you use it for. If it is for backups, which is pretty
    > light use, it will be fine. I was using mine as a drive in my home theatre
    > system and it was playing and copying multi-gig movie files.
    >
    > Burned up good.
    >
    > Tom
    >

    yaawwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.................same old bullshit if its not
    great photos its now multi gig movie...................porno perhaps
  12. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    Malcomb Glazer <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote:
    <snip>

    You know, if you're going to change the name you use in newsgroups, I'm
    guessing so you appear to be somebody else, you really ought to change
    the email address you list as well. Changing the name from Gommas Pyle
    to Malcomb Glazer while leaving your email as Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com
    isn't real effective.

    Oh, and the guy who's trying to take control of Manchester United is
    Malcolm Glazer, not Malcomb Glazer.

    As Tom Scales said, you REALLY need to get a life.

    Bob Pownall
  13. Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

    "Bob Pownall" <repownall@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:118lbh23rv3bv3c@corp.supernews.com...
    > Malcomb Glazer <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote:
    > <snip>
    >
    > You know, if you're going to change the name you use in newsgroups, I'm
    > guessing so you appear to be somebody else, you really ought to change the
    > email address you list as well. Changing the name from Gommas Pyle to
    > Malcomb Glazer while leaving your email as Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com isn't
    > real effective.
    >
    > Oh, and the guy who's trying to take control of Manchester United is
    > Malcolm Glazer, not Malcomb Glazer.
    >
    > As Tom Scales said, you REALLY need to get a life.
    >
    > Bob Pownall

    He's really not very bright. He keeps posting from the BTInternet server
    and just changing his reply-to email address. He made an incredibly silly
    commend on another newsgroup and didn't appreciate it when I pointed it out.
    He's been trolling around after me ever since.

    It's pretty entertaining since he is SO bad at it.

    Tom
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    "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    news:4ryie.26008$VH2.18051@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
    >
    > "Bob Pownall" <repownall@netscape.net> wrote in message
    > news:118lbh23rv3bv3c@corp.supernews.com...
    >> Malcomb Glazer <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote:
    >> <snip>
    >>
    >> You know, if you're going to change the name you use in newsgroups, I'm
    >> guessing so you appear to be somebody else, you really ought to change
    >> the email address you list as well. Changing the name from Gommas Pyle
    >> to Malcomb Glazer while leaving your email as Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com
    >> isn't real effective.
    >>
    >> Oh, and the guy who's trying to take control of Manchester United is
    >> Malcolm Glazer, not Malcomb Glazer.
    >>
    >> As Tom Scales said, you REALLY need to get a life.
    >>
    >> Bob Pownall
    >
    > He's really not very bright. He keeps posting from the BTInternet server
    > and just changing his reply-to email address. He made an incredibly silly
    > commend on another newsgroup and didn't appreciate it when I pointed it
    > out. He's been trolling around after me ever since.
    >
    > It's pretty entertaining since he is SO bad at it.
    >
    > Tom
    >

    yes I am like you photography............so bad at it.
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    "Bob Pownall" <repownall@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:118lbh23rv3bv3c@corp.supernews.com...
    > Malcomb Glazer <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote:
    > <snip>
    >
    > You know, if you're going to change the name you use in newsgroups, I'm
    > guessing so you appear to be somebody else, you really ought to change the
    > email address you list as well. Changing the name from Gommas Pyle to
    > Malcomb Glazer while leaving your email as Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com isn't
    > real effective.
    >
    > Oh, and the guy who's trying to take control of Manchester United is
    > Malcolm Glazer, not Malcomb Glazer.
    >
    > As Tom Scales said, you REALLY need to get a life.
    >
    > Bob Pownall

    USA,USA,USA..............hey hey.............have a nice day

    up with Malcy............the ginger man..............with plenty of bread.
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    "Malcombs Glazer" <Gommass@sPylebtinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:d6efnl$ioo$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
    >
    > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
    > news:4ryie.26008$VH2.18051@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
    >>
    >> "Bob Pownall" <repownall@netscape.net> wrote in message
    >> news:118lbh23rv3bv3c@corp.supernews.com...
    >>> Malcomb Glazer <Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com> wrote:
    >>> <snip>
    >>>
    >>> You know, if you're going to change the name you use in newsgroups, I'm
    >>> guessing so you appear to be somebody else, you really ought to change
    >>> the email address you list as well. Changing the name from Gommas Pyle
    >>> to Malcomb Glazer while leaving your email as Gommas@Pylebtinternet.com
    >>> isn't real effective.
    >>>
    >>> Oh, and the guy who's trying to take control of Manchester United is
    >>> Malcolm Glazer, not Malcomb Glazer.
    >>>
    >>> As Tom Scales said, you REALLY need to get a life.
    >>>
    >>> Bob Pownall
    >>
    >> He's really not very bright. He keeps posting from the BTInternet server
    >> and just changing his reply-to email address. He made an incredibly
    >> silly commend on another newsgroup and didn't appreciate it when I
    >> pointed it out. He's been trolling around after me ever since.
    >>
    >> It's pretty entertaining since he is SO bad at it.
    >>
    >> Tom
    >>
    >
    > yes I am like you photography............so bad at it.
    >


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