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Old 13th December 2006, 16:26   #16
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Guys I have got 250 Gb Iomega and a maxtor personnal storage 250 gb ....both are for approx 7.5k....but the maxtor is a bad product it gives a lots of error....like the windows delay write....but the iomega is a soild product....the above products are 3.5 inch HDD based....for the 2.5 inch model get a 2.5 inch HDD and get a good casing like transcend it is avalable for 1k or less.....dont go for tech-com it is also a bad product....also anyboby does someone knows about the windows delay write problem....
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Western Digital's Passport models are the ones you are looking for.
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Old 13th December 2006, 16:32   #18
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Are you getting from the US
You get 200GB external HDD 5000rs in Nehru place, but require AC power

For laptop use get a toshiba etc., 2.5" laptop HDD which will set you back by about 250$. you can get casing from India itself for around 500rs
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...iteria=AA54660
In Nehru place the same will cost around 12000rs
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Guys I have got 250 Gb Iomega and a maxtor personnal storage 250 gb ....both are for approx 7.5k....but the maxtor is a bad product it gives a lots of error....like the windows delay write....but the iomega is a soild product....the above products are 3.5 inch HDD based....for the 2.5 inch model get a 2.5 inch HDD and get a good casing like transcend it is avalable for 1k or less.....dont go for tech-com it is also a bad product....also anyboby does someone knows about the windows delay write problem....
LBM, do the 3.5" HDDs work without AC power, i.e just of the USB port? I found that you can get 200GB 3.5" with external casing for just around 5000rs or so, but if you are looking for 2.5" which can run of just the USB port without external power supply you need to cough up 12000rs
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Old 13th December 2006, 16:41   #20
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the 3.5 inch model will always have a ac adapater along the casing as the 3.5 inch requires 12 volt and 5 volt to work but the 2.5 inch can work with 5 volts only....

for the external HDD if one is buying a 3.5 inch then branded HDD are at good cost...and if one wants a 2.5 inch one get a HDD and a good casing not a tech-com one.....
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For people looking for truly portable solution without AC adapters 2.5" HDD with a 300-400rs casing is a good idea. For those looking for a solution to back up their PC data, a 200GB external HDD can be had for as low as 5000rs at Nehru Place(Seagate etc.,) with 5 years warranty.
Ishan, you can choose one depending on your need. If you are going to carry it around as a portable disk, get 2.5" HDD with a casing. 200GB will set you back atleast 12000rs in Nehru Place.
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Ishan, you can choose one depending on your need. If you are going to carry it around as a portable disk, get 2.5" HDD with a casing. 200GB will set you back atleast 12000rs in Nehru Place.
Tanveer - I already have an Iomega 120GB Portable HDD but now the requirments have increased a bit so was looking at something bigger. I have no problems with the size & would prefer a shock-proofed one. Infact I searched on the net & found this:
Shop online for LaCie 300968U 320 GB Hard Drive - Buy Computers & Software at BizRate

320GB's for US$ 117 not bad eh? And it's been designed by Porsche

What do you think? Trying to find somebody to get me one now.
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Guy's, Guy's and Guru's All i need is a small usb hdd which is powered from usb and is plug and play.. I need the small usb one so that i can carry it here and there in my pocket.

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Thats what I have done with my setup. Use a Samsung 80 gig HD in an unbranded enclosure. It serves me pretty well since the last 2 years. And recently saved my life when my Laptop HD crashed.
Now i am scared. Need to buy another casing one 80GB HDD just for laptop too. I have it for PC though and it just sits around there

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It has a seperate power supply & can be used with any desktop HDD (Not SATA/SCSI though).
So that means I have to open the cabinet to supply power to external HDD. I was thinking of using it like we use pen drive.
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I've seen a 5 GB miniHDD from "i". I'm not sure of the price, but I think it was something like 4K. This one looked just like the small seagate HDD -- circular. The i one didn't need external power. I'm not very much a fan of i's products though.
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Ishan, get from B&H or Buydig, both are well reputed online stores.
As for the company Lacie I dont have any idea. But they offer only 1 year warranty, as compared to Maxtor etc., which offer 3-5 years.
Moreover a similar config hdd will be available in Nehru place for around 6000rs. You will have warranty too. So why not get from here itself.
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Lacie are pretty well known in the US. A lotta Gadget Blog writers swear by Lacie.
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.also anyboby does someone knows about the windows delay write problem....
LBM,u dint google up for this...very surprising.
I did and this is what i found.....

Hardware Analysis - Forum - Delayed Write Failed / Error - FINALLY SORTED OUT!
Windows - Delayed Write Failure

I had same problem a day after i installed ATI Radeon1650pro in my system while transferring some songs to other HDD.I just went to safe mode and recovered all the data.Luckily i havn't had this problem after that.I also checked registry and value is set to "0" already.

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Guys I'm also thinking of another portable hdd minimum size 200GB more preferred. Can anyone point me to some good online stores? Thanks.
Hey raghav,

Why not just upgrade the hdd in the same case that you have. In any case the next Hdd case that i buy would be something like this -

Evertek Wholesale Computer Parts - TVisto 3500TVIS 3.5'' Multimedia External Hard Drive Case , 3500TVIS
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Hey raghav,

Why not just upgrade the hdd in the same case that you have. In any case the next Hdd case that i buy would be something like this -

Arrey Pranav mine is a factory-sealed unit remember?? Can we upgrade the HDD in that also?? Please answer O'Lord of the Geeks
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