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Old 22nd May 2009, 16:30   #121
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Wd passport studio. about 8900/-.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 17:03   #122
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Seagate and WD has portable 500gb currently.
Cost is between 7-8k
Trans 320gb costed 3350/-

500gb was for 5900/-
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Trans 320gb costed 3350/-

500gb was for 5900/-
Pardon my ingorance, but is Trans the brand name of the product of Seagate?
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Pardon my ingorance, but is Trans the brand name of the product of Seagate?
No. Trans is the smart-alec way of saying Transcend. A famous storage brand.
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Old 23rd May 2009, 21:57   #125
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Trans 320gb costed 3350/-

500gb was for 5900/-
thats plain USB 2. the price quoted is of triple interface.
visit wd website.
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No. Trans is the smart-alec way of saying Transcend. A famous storage brand.
Danken! I guess using abbreviations and acronyms has become a way of life!
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I am a newbie to the world of external HDD.
Need a 250 GB drive, budget is around 3500 INR.
Should able to get power from USB, but just in case, there should be some other alternative (power cable) as well.
Does any product suite me?

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Well, for only 250gb, you are better off with the USB powered ones.

I have a 160gb seagate Free Agent Go [bought years ago], works very well and looks cool too.

Have tried WD 250gb, it was somehow slower!

I get about 24-27MBps [constantly over GBs of data] transfer speed with my segate.
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The western digital website for WD passport drive says:

* An optional cable is available for the few computers that limit power from the USB port.


Is this optional cable also available in Transcend/Seagate ?
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Optional? - when i bought my segate, it came as standard.

Basically, this cable has 3 ends.

1 - goes into the drive
2 - Goes into USB
3 - Goes into USB (only draws power - not for data)

99% times, the drive works without the 3 ended cable - provided that the normal cable you have is very good quality. The Rs 30 cable I bought, could not even spin the drive properly.
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For big drives its best to use the 3 ended cable, as some laptops restrict powert to usb port esp when external power is not connected
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For big drives its best to use the 3 ended cable, as some laptops restrict powert to usb port esp when external power is not connected
Its called Y cable. one usb take care of powering the HDD and other transfers the data.

But my wd passport, it comes with simple cable, havn't faced any problem yet. and its used to backup large size uncompressed avi.
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Default Advice required regarding buying 500GB external HDD.

Looking to buy a 500GB external HD. There is Seagate External Hard Disk 500GB Free Agent Desk USB for Rs.5000 on (Indian) Express shopping. But I read, it requires an external power source. I need the drive to back-up data on my desktop only not a laptop, so will this do? Or can anyone recommend one without external power source for more ease and portability.
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Looking to buy a 500GB external HD. There is Seagate External Hard Disk 500GB Free Agent Desk USB for Rs.5000 on (Indian) Express shopping. But I read, it requires an external power source. I need the drive to back-up data on my desktop only not a laptop, so will this do? Or can anyone recommend one without external power source for more ease and portability.

Thats way too high

I picked up a 1TB Seagate Free Agent Desk yesterday for 5100/- from SP Rd here in Blr.

The 2.5 inch (without external power) external drives have maxed out @ 500GB at the moment. If its for desktop use you will be able to get double the capacity with a 3.5" one. Its not exactly a huge thing to lug around - all it needs is an extra power point. So portability is not exactly a deal breaker (for me)
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Any reviews on IOmega eGo? That shock/drop proof ones were on sale at my office for 3.7k, for 320GB. What is the similar drive available in WD or Seagate? How much are they priced? I'm asking about the shock/drop proof one's.
The normal iOmega 320gb was available for 3k I think.
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