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Old 22nd March 2008, 00:04   #46
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I have a WD passport 2.5" USB 2.0 external. Paid Rs.4850/- for 160GB.
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Has anyone tried LaCie 120gb external drives ?
No extnl power supply, runs off the USB port, no software reqd - plug & play. USB 2.0
Pretty good quality, Sam owns one I think. Also IIRC, it's designed by Porsche!
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Has anyone tried LaCie 120gb external drives ?
No extnl power supply, runs off the USB port, no software reqd - plug & play. USB 2.0
All the 2.5 inch HDD casing are like this only.
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Hey, I have the maxtor-onetouch-4-mini - Its small, sleek, light and really fast! Got it for $90 for 160GB. Check it out: Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini (160GB) Hard Drive reviews - CNET Reviews
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@Ishaan, thanks
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low_bass_makker : All the 2.5 inch HDD casing are like this only.
@LBM, some drives need a power supply, while others need formatting before they can be used.
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Hey, I have the maxtor-onetouch-4-mini - Its small, sleek, light and really fast! Got it for $90 for 160GB. Check it out: Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini (160GB) Hard Drive reviews - CNET Reviews
Hi, Do you get it in Bangalore or was it sourced from outside.
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some drives need a power supply, while others need formatting before they can be used.
Any 2.5 inch drive which need power ?
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I have a WD passport 2.5" USB 2.0 external. Paid Rs.4850/- for 160GB.
Hi @gopz, that's a good price. Where did you get it from?
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@DerAlte, Standard price for WD/Seagate's 160gb is that much. (in BLR)
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I saw a Seagate passport drive at eZone yesterday - 120GB for MRP 7K, whereas the SP Road price for a 120GB WD passport was 3500 last year.
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I saw a Seagate passport drive at eZone yesterday - 120GB for MRP 7K, whereas the SP Road price for a 120GB WD passport was 3500 last year.
3500 is about the right price for the 120GB passport.
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Hi @gopz, that's a good price. Where did you get it from?
From a computer shop near my house. Do you need one?
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Old 23rd March 2008, 08:50   #58
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LBM : Any 2.5 inch drive which need power ?
Lisitng a couple of them here:
Seagate FreeAgent Pro 320gb
LaCie Hard Disk Design by Neil Poulton (320GB). Part num -301817U

Both are 7200rpm drives.

@Der_Alte, if you are near Jayanagar, I can fwd you the contact number of the dealer from whom I get this.

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Old 3rd April 2008, 22:19   #59
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hi guys please help me i plan to go in for a 500gb external. Getting it from the US. I have narrowed the list down to seagate free agent pro 500gb and western digital my book home edition 500gb.differences are as below
seagate freeagent pro / WD my book home edition
taller but thinner / shorter but thicker
5 yr limited warranty / 3 yr limited warranty
( dont know the fine print of the warranties ) which is better ????

for the seagate key features
Key Features and Benefits
  • Automatically move your content to multiple locations
  • Share pictures online and automatically update without thinking about it
  • Share or access your own online space 24/7
  • Automatic revisions of your content help keep you safe from goof-ups
  • Five-year limited warranty
  • Should something happen to your PC, roll back system settings to a better time
  • Modular interface “future-proofs” technology
  • USB 2.0/eSATA and dual FireWire interface modules available today
  • Up to 500 glorious gigabytes of storage
  • Preloaded software
  • Power on/off touch point
Applications
  • Digital photos
  • Videos
  • Music
  • DVDs
  • Business documents
  • Email
Compatability Interface USB 2.0 / eSATA / FireWire 400 O/S PC Windows Vista, Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, or XP Home Edition O/S Mac FreeAgent Pro software and drive formatting works only with Windows, but drive can be reformatted for Mac using Disk Utility:
  • Power PC G3, G4, or G5 processor running OS X 10.3.9 (or higher), or
  • Intel Core Duo or Core Solo processor running OS X 10.4.6 (or higher)
Inside the box
  • FreeAgent Pro data mover drive
  • FreeAgent software and electronic documentation pre-loaded on the data mover drive
  • Includes USB 2.0 & eSATA interfaces as well as dual FireWire 400 interface module
  • USB 2.0 cable & FireWire cable (eSATA cable not included)
  • AC power adapter
  • Quick start guide
for the western digital the details
Product FeaturesEasy to set up, easy to use - Installation is a snap because you don't really install this drive, you just plug it in and it's ready to use. There is no CD to install; the included software loads from the drive the first time you plug it in.

Automatic backup - Save a copy of your photos to an online sharing service, duplicate your e-mail and contacts to your iPod®, and back up all your precious files to your My Book. Set it and forget it; every time you save something it's automatically backed up.

Flexible triple interface - USB 2.0 -- For convenience and compatibility among multiple computers.
FireWire 400 –- A high-performance interface that’s perfect for Macintosh® computers.
eSATA 3 Gb/s -- The ultra-fast eSATA interface gives you speed comparable to a state-of-the-art internal hard drive.

Fits right in - Takes no more space than a paperback book. Collect two or more and they nest neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Capacity gauge - See at a glance how much space is available on your drive. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Smart and energy efficient - Turns itself on and off with your computer and Safe Shutdown™ prevents the drive from being powered down until all your data has been written. (Works with the USB and FireWire connection only.)

Designed to keep the drive inside cool - The My Book enclosure’s heat dissipating design with Morse Code prevents heat buildup… a notorious data killer. How cool is that?

Environmentally friendly - Our environmentally-friendly drive is designed to save power by going into standby mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. When you’re ready to use it, it wakes up automatically.

Ideal for
  • Continuous and automatic backup of your important digital assets
  • Extra storage for your computer
  • Archiving the music stored on your MP3 player
  • Adding plenty of space for digital video capture and editing
  • Saving and organizing your digital photo collection
System Requirements
  • Available USB, FireWire, or eSATA port
  • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later
Package Includes
  • External hard drive
  • USB cable
  • FireWire cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
Important interface information
This drive requires a USB, FireWire® 400 or FireWire 800 connection
[WD Interface Guide]
please help guys please
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@harry15, have you checked these threads :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...drive-one.html
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...table-hdd.html (Which Portable HDD ?)

Note from Mod : Thanks condor. Thread merged with the first link (more recent thread).

Last edited by Rehaan : 4th April 2008 at 08:00. Reason: Threads merged as suggested. Thanks.
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