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Old 04-24-2009, 12:36 PM   #16
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I just got a 500gb Western Digital External HD from Target for $65 on clearance.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:57 AM   #17
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I just got a 500gb Western Digital External HD from Target for $65 on clearance.
Nice score!
I LOVE Target's clearance stuff. I've been known to hoard.


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Old 05-08-2009, 12:15 PM   #18
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Okay. I officially will not buy another WD external for a while. Another of mine died yesterday. Of course, it was my iTunes drive. It was 99 percent backed on another external, but it's still a pain in the ass to move almost 600GB of music, etc.

So, I'm breaking my mine advice and trying a Maxtor. Costco had 750GB for $100 and they have a 5 year warranty (plus another year with AMEX). So far, I'm not blown away due to the fact that I couldn't format it as a Mac OS drive, it would only let me do an MSDOS Fat32. Whatever. We'll see.


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Old 05-08-2009, 06:57 PM   #19
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Ok so now you've scared me again Time for me to back up again. Good luck and let us know how that one works out.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:07 AM   #20
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I got a Toshiba 250 GB USB 2.0 for $60 at Fry's Electronics, just plug it in an it works.... looks like the same size as an ipod, lol. My other 250 GB looks like the size of a book and cost $120 5 years ago. Amazing.

had to get one because my Windows XP is not workin right, moving files and gonna reinstall xp.

so far so good.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:51 AM   #21
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I recently got a WD 500GB Passport (which actually only holds 465GB ) but still one of the best computer buys I've made

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much easier than the clunky old WD Book.
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:26 PM   #22
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i love love LOVE my external HDs...they are all western digital my books

i have 2 in the apartment, each are 500GB..one has all my pictures/videos of my nephew.

i have a TB drive here at work backing up the pictures/videos

then i bought my parents a TB drive and have the pictures & videos backed up there too

knock on wood i haven't had a problem with any of them.

i really need to get everything organized with all of the torrented video from this tour.

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i really need to get everything organized with all of the torrented video from this tour.

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Yeah, video eats up the GBs. I am being uber-conservative with this tour's torrents.

I can't wait for a Blu-Ray burner. It's nice to have hard back-ups to the externals, and I don't have much more secure storage for DVDs.


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I just installed a Seagate GoFlex Home 2TB network hard drive. So far so good, although I'm not in love with the interface. (I don't do much in the way of network crap like my wife does).

I filled my 750GB Maxtor HD with all of my iTunes stuff, and that's after deleting 3 seasons of LOST, too. Hopefully, 2TB will last a little while.

I really wrestled with the USB vs. FireWire vs. Ethernet connection, too. It seems like FireWire is almost gone, but since Apple hasn't adopted USB 3.0 yet, what do you do?
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