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    allright, someone recommend an external HD

    I need to store music, movies, and pr0n...lots of pr0n. I need external (USB or Firewire?) so I can move it from machine to machine. What's good, what should I avoid??
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    250 GB Western Digital USB 2.0 is what I use.

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    i just ordered from newegg yesterday this external encloser for my 250GB drive.

    seemed like the one to get seeing as how it has a fan and is USB2.0 and firewire as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    i just ordered from newegg yesterday this external encloser for my 250GB drive.

    seemed like the one to get seeing as how it has a fan and is USB2.0 and firewire as well.
    Sooo, does that encloser basically turn an internal HD into an external one? If so, cool. It may be the way to go as I'm noticing external HD's are quite pricey.
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    Rig #1- AMD XP 2400+, A-Bit KR7A/266, Gainward Geforce3 ti200 64mb Golden Sample, 1GB Crucial DDR, 40 gig WD HDD (7200), XP PRO, Vantec Stealth 420 PSU, Soundblaster Live 5.1
    Rig #2- P4 2.4c, Abit IC7 800 FSB /w onboard sound, Radeon 9700 Pro 128, 1 Gig Corsair 3200 XMS, Dual (SATA) 36GB WD Raptor's in RAID 0, XP Pro, Antec Truepower 400
    Rig #3-AMD Barton 2500+, Albatron KX600 (via), 1 gig Corsair 3200, Radeon 9600 Pro 128, Seagate 80 gig HD, Antec Truepower 400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstyr
    Sooo, does that encloser basically turn an internal HD into an external one? If so, cool. It may be the way to go as I'm noticing external HD's are quite pricey.
    yes they do.
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    I can NOT recommend a Maxtor external.

    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark
    i just ordered from newegg yesterday this external encloser for my 250GB drive.

    seemed like the one to get seeing as how it has a fan and is USB2.0 and firewire as well.
    i just installed an old 13 GB drive in this thing today, very well built it seems to me, you can't even hear the fan either, going to put my 250 GB drive in there soon enough.

    was wondering what would be faster and use less system resources, USB2 or firewire ?
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    firewire is definetly faster of the 2 i have seen here, at least on my system.
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    mark, your replies made me wet my pants. wtf is going on here!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zooner
    mark, your replies made me wet my pants. wtf is going on here!!
    just trying to offer some advice to others, know what i mean
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