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April 5, 2008

Externals Galore!

Externals

So I bought a Western Digital My Book 80GB external HDD I think 3 years ago? and it’s a good drive but I’m now sick of running out of room on my external HDDs (and internal), I have a 160GB external WD ‘passport’ (2.5″) drive but it’s silly to use that as a main external HDD in my humble opinion.

Which leads to my latest purchase, the Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB.  This baby was on sale for $100 at BestBuy this week (down from $200).  It’s not only USB 2.0 but also eSATA, no firewire – however firewire 400 is silly and it comes with most externals.  800 would have been nice but hey, it was $100 and has some nice software tools/backup utilities (plus a 5-year warranty).

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EDIT: I’ve since returned the Seagate drive because it would get hot enough to fry an egg with.  I bought a WD 500GB My Book and was not impressed with it either, so I took it back to the store as well.

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