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Old 25th February 2007, 21:35   #46
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got my hitachi hdd 2.5" 120gb with casing for 4600 from cost to cost,nehru place two weeks back
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Old 26th February 2007, 10:32   #47
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Portable or not, is a non issue. Just compatible with P3s to newest machines, and max storage.
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External or internal?
In case of external HDD, you can go upto 1TB(1000GB) depending upon your budget, but for VFM upto around 400GB from any of the big guys like Maxtor/WD/Seagate should be good.
For internal it does not depend on your processor, but your Motherboard. If its supports PATA(Parallel ATA) you get an internal HDD for about 300GB-500GB.
For modern motherboards you can have similar capacities in SATA(Serial ATA).
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Hi friends,

I need to buy an external USB HDD. My requirements are:

1) it should be handy
2) primarily will use it for storing my work related stuff. Photos, videos, and other entertainment material will occupy some ground.
3) sturdy, simple and reliable casing
4) Laptop/PC backups

Inquired with sujata in pune, they are quoting 4300 for 80GB Iomega with 1 year warranty. They also have assembled ones with same capacity costing 3000 INR but with 3 years warranty.

What are the basics specs that I need to consider?
Is it worth to go for assembled ones?

Experts, pls guide me on this...awating your valuable inputs....
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Until a few months ago, self-assembly of portable HDDs resulted in poor quality drives.
This was before Transcend decided to give us a better range of products.

Today it is possilbe to buy a Transcend casing (we all know transcend rules the memory market), albeit for a higher price than the unbranded stuff.

My suggestion, buy a transcend casing (with warranty and service) and buy a HDD (my suggestion is to avoid seagate, their new products suck) nd put it together. It is fantastic looking, reliable and works fantastically well.

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Until a few months ago, self-assembly of portable HDDs resulted in poor quality drives.
This was before Transcend decided to give us a better range of products.

Today it is possilbe to buy a Transcend casing (we all know transcend rules the memory market), albeit for a higher price than the unbranded stuff.

My suggestion, buy a transcend casing (with warranty and service) and buy a HDD (my suggestion is to avoid seagate, their new products suck) nd put it together. It is fantastic looking, reliable and works fantastically well.


I totally agree here I myself use a transcend casing and I am quite satisfied with the performance.....one bad thing is that there are two wires which need to be use to power the HDD or we can say we need two USB ports to use the HDD in which one is power and other is for data...
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My suggestion, buy a transcend casing (with warranty and service) and buy a HDD (my suggestion is to avoid seagate, their new products suck) nd put it together. It is fantastic looking, reliable and works fantastically well.
thanks sam-baba...... will work out some deal your way......
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I totally agree here I myself use a transcend casing and I am quite satisfied with the performance.....one bad thing is that there are two wires which need to be use to power the HDD or we can say we need two USB ports to use the HDD in which one is power and other is for data...
You mean no power adapter is required? Just 2 USB cords are required?
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zakaaaaasss,

get a Hitachi 250gb sata2 hdd for approx 4k and transcend casing for around 1700 rs and you will be happy. i am doing the same thing and havent faced any problem so far.

Cheers..
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You mean no power adapter is required? Just 2 USB cords are required?
Ya this is for the 2.5 inch laptop HDD one but for the 3.5 inch you need a AC adapter....
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Ya this is for the 2.5 inch laptop HDD one but for the 3.5 inch you need a AC adapter....
isnt 3.5 inch hdd are cheaper than 2.5 inch hdd ??
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My suggestion, buy a transcend casing (with warranty and service) and buy a HDD (my suggestion is to avoid seagate, their new products suck) nd put it together. It is fantastic looking, reliable and works fantastically well.
Which harddisk then ? I aint buying samsung again it went kaput within 2 years and the harddisk was hardly abused or anything..
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Which harddisk then ? I aint buying samsung again it went kaput within 2 years and the harddisk was hardly abused or anything..
Hitachi is the Vfm right now, it is little slower than seagate but its fine.
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its not tht slow.... i have a hitachi 160 GB HD in a transcend casing and ii love it....
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