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Cali-Glock
05-11-2007, 16:10
I want to pick up a USB2 external hard drive with a minimum of 250 gig and want to keep the price down! LOL

Is this AcomData E5_HybridDrive_320GB_Hard_Drive (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=cat3&product_code=343083&Pn=E5_HybridDrive_320GB_Hard_Drive) any good?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

G. Gunman
05-11-2007, 16:15
:upeyes: I haven't the slightest idea; but, I do use this one; and, it's excellent:

http://www.apricorn.com/product_detail.php?type=family&id=9

IndyGunFreak
05-11-2007, 16:38
Originally posted by Cali-Glock
I want to pick up a USB2 external hard drive with a minimum of 250 gig and want to keep the price down! LOL

Is this AcomData E5_HybridDrive_320GB_Hard_Drive (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=cat3&product_code=343083&Pn=E5_HybridDrive_320GB_Hard_Drive) any good?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3023631&CatId=136

Works great, plenty of storage, pretty good price. 170.00 + a $20 rebate for 500gb (Note, TD is kinda legendary for sticking you in rebate hell)...

If you find a deal on a quality hard drive, just buy an enclosure and put the drive in yourself...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2507667&CatId=134

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1733195&Sku=M501-1182

$105 for 250gb if you go the above route.

IGF

Patrick Graham
05-11-2007, 18:53
+1 on buying an enclosure and putting a drive in it.

lens
05-11-2007, 18:56
I have one Acom and one CompUSA unit (this one was a shell, I supplied the HDD). Both work just fine.

Buy whatever is cheapest and you'll be fine.

GotGlock1917
05-11-2007, 20:42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148233

IndyGunFreak
05-12-2007, 00:05
Originally posted by GotGlock1917
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148233

Thats a deal.. Its pretty incredible how cheap external drives have gotten. I'd only buy an enclosure, if you already have a drive you want to use(from an old system, etc..), or you get some smoking deal on an internal hard drive. If you have to buy both, its just as easy to just buy an external drive.

IGF

Cali-Glock
05-12-2007, 18:59
Originally posted by GotGlock1917
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148233

:banana: :hearts: :hugs:

Perfect! Thank you!!!

Ordered! :supergrin:

mopac
05-20-2007, 14:51
I picked up a Seagate 300 GB external HD from Fry's on sale for $89.00