View Full Version : Good cheap external hardrive !!

2005-03-09, 05:51 PM
any good deals online I want to back up all my shns on to one huge drive anyone have any suggestions or found some good deals lately or even know what is a good brand to go with....want it to have good longevity...is that a word :lol

even thinking of backing up the dvd collection eventually if I have the money

2005-03-09, 07:39 PM
we use mainly Lacie's at work and haven't had any problems--i would say they are one of the more reliable external HD manufacturers...i have a Maxtor One Touch at home, which i don't like...MacMall has got some pretty good deals as of late...it really depends on how much storage you need and which OS you use [mac or pc]...the best deal i see right now on there is probably the Lacie Porsche 250GB drive for $180...goodluck


2005-03-09, 08:19 PM
generally speaking, it's a LOT cheaper to buy an internal HD and stick it in an external enclosure. this especially is true if you snag a deal on an internal HD (which pop up quite frequently at "deals sites"), and then you just pay another $30 or so for the enclosure. again, it's a lot cheaper than buying an external HD in the first place. and if you can plug a hair dryer into an electrical outlet, you can plug an internal HD into an external enclosure.

2005-03-10, 05:13 PM
I have a 120 GB Maxtor One Touch and I like it.

$169 and here is the link:


Now, you can get bigger ones (300 GB for sure, maybe bigger). I got the 120 because I knew, no matter how large a drive I got, it would eventually fill up (I have burned over 1200 CDs and DVDs that I have downloaded thus far). There is no drive large enough to store everything (nothing I can afford). I just wanted something to hold shows for a week or two OR three until I got time to set down to burn them to CDs (I ususally wait until I have maybe 20 shows and then I just burn them all over 10 cups of coffee on a lazy Saturday morning). 120 GB is plenty to do that. And I have another 80 GB internal drive.

It hooks up via USB. Super easy to use. Shows up in My Computer as a separate drive letter. Works just like your hard drive. Couldn't be easier.


2005-03-10, 05:17 PM
I like Western Digital and they keep having some really great rebates on both exernal and internal drives.

2005-03-10, 05:46 PM
Speaking of LaCie..



2005-03-10, 05:56 PM
Speaking of LaCie..


I WANT THAT.At $1.19/gb that's a great price!

If it has built in RAID, does that mean it's all set for 2 computers to read the same drive and files, say for video editing? Or is that like an "HD ready" TV where you still need the HD tuner to actually get the HD?