THG's Xmas 2002 Holiday Buyer's Guide

Western Digital External 120 GB Hard Drive

The Mobile Storage Giant: A FireWire Hard Drive From Western Digital

The Western Digital 120 GB External Hard Drive. Since the release of this article the drive is also available in a USB 2.0 version as well as the 1394 solution reviewed.

If the person on your list happens to already have 1394/Firewire or USB 2.0, then they might love to have an additional 120 GB of storage that they could use for backup or data. It is great place to store all of those MP3s or video files for editing. Since the review of this device by Patrick, Western Digital has introduced a new USB 2.0 version of the drive as all as the Firewire version that Patrick saw. While the Western Digital is an excellent choice, Maxtor and Iomega also offer solutions that might be as well suited for your needs. The key of course is to make sure that you are getting a device that includes a 7200 RPM hard drive rather than the slower 5400 RPM model. Normally this is clearly spelled out on the box. You can take pictures, or even videos, of your purchases and carry them around to show off. And still have room left for that scan of your credit card statement.

Conclusion - You Can't Go Wrong

You can't go wrong with any of the items on this list. Still, for the tech enthusiast, the geek, and general gadget mad we could have listed hundreds more products. So, we'll keep an eye on other products and goodies for you to consider over the coming weeks, leading up to the day the big guy in the red suit comes down the chimney.

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