Buying an External Hard Drive

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    abhi_shake New Member

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    What are the things to be kept in mind while buying an external hard drive?
    Can you reccommend some good brands? I am basically looking for an external HDD with atleast 20 GB space.......... what is the price of such drives?

    I thought of opting for internal HDD with external case, but someone in the US can get me a good external hard drive........which one would you reccommend?
     
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    You mean 20 GB right?
    I suggest you get an external enclosure for about Rs. 500-750 and put in any internal hard disk of your choice. This is the cheapest way to get an external hard disk.
     
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    Yes 20 GB that's right!!
    I thought of opting for that, but someone in the US can get me a good external hard drive........which one would you reccommend?
     
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    Go for Ext usb hdd from US (LOL)
    Benefits
    > does not require external Power (as in case of cased HDD's).
    > Way too handy.
    > Way too compact. (almost 1/2 of cased one)

    Go 60+ as 20GB considering now is nothing
     
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    ^^
    wrong, if u get a laptop hdd and a case then u get ...
    1>gr8 looks
    2>compact (just little bigger than a chunk for chocolate) :D
    3>only USB chord required (no external power)
     
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    i was tellin it otherwise (desktop Hdd)
     
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    I have external cases of both the laptop hd and desktop hd ... i must say laptop case is way much better.
     
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    40GB lp top HDD + Case @ ~Rs 3500/-
    case consist IDE to USB 2.0 Converter. easy to use........plug'n'play support
     
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    I have the Vantec eSATA external case for SATA II HDDs. It is very fast and looks great. Only problem is its price .... 3500/- .... ONLY for case NO HDD :(

    It can run an OS off it - I have Windows Vista RC2 installed and running from a Hitachi 250GB HDD which is in this case.

    [​IMG]
     
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