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ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
For a budget of 5K u can easily get a 1TB (USB 2.0) hdd, here are the options...

1.) Seagate Free Agent GoFlex (1TB) 3.5" External HDD -----> Rs. 3.5K

2.) Seagate Free Agent GoFlex (1TB) 2.5" External HDD -----> Rs. 5K

3.) Seagate Free Agent GoFlex (2TB) External HDD ----------> Rs. 5.5K

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1.) Western Digital My Book Essential (1TB) External HDD --------> Rs. 3.6K

2.) Western Digital My Passport Essential (1TB) External HDD ----> Rs. 5.5K



Cheers n e-peace....
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
^^

Well i hv both, WD as well as Seagate Ext (1TB and 2TB) and internal(2 x 1TB) HDDs and hv faced no problems with it, both are good.. :)

its only the Warranty period that differs.. nothing much.. :)
 
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dmanojkmr

Journeyman
i heard that its better to get 2 500 gb hdd instead of going in for a single 1 tb which makes difference in the file transfer speed....

is there anything with USB 3.0/2.0

or i have another idea of planting a USB connector with a sata II HDD and then connect it to my laptop..
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
USB 3.0 is the newer and latest connection technology and is far better than USB 2.0 ... google it and u wil lget to know abt it... u will benefit from it if u hv a USB 3.0 slot on ur motherboard :)
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
^^

Dude, I hv a Seagate BlackArmor WS110 (1TB) External hdd wich has both (eSATA+USB 2.0) i myself hv been looking for a eSATA HDD, but hv been unsuccessful... :)

But, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HDD (1TB and above) hv USB 2.0 as their standard connectivity option (but NO usb 3.0) in addition if u want a USB 3.0 option with this hdd, then u will hv to buy a docking stand (from Seagate itself) so that the HDD will sti onto this stand and the base of the stand will provide u with USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 connectivity...

but....

Here's the catch, the Docking Stand (jus for a USB 3.0 connectivity option) wud set u back by Rs. 3-4K, so imho, its not worth it to pay separately for the stand and the hdd.. :(
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Cheers n e-peace....
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
^^ is that a hdd enclosure :confused: i guess no, is it a 1tb drive?nice find,wiltry to buy tis myself, u said its 1.7k for tis ext. Hdd right!
 
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dmanojkmr

Journeyman
dude...if u r upto a e-sata HDD..why don't u prefer to get an internal HDD which costs a lil less than the external one..and jus connect it to ur lappy as easy as possible...
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
^^ i hope u know tat an internal sata hdd cannot b connected2laptop unless u hv a hdd enclosure that wil accomodate d internal hdd n hv a esata connector on d outside of d enclosure so tat a cable connection cud b made wit d laptop,s esata port &d hdd enclosure havin d internal hdd within it :)
 

Krow

Crowman
I'm hearing bad things about WD's after sales service nowadays. Many threads on TE confirm this. Better go with Seagate.
 
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dmanojkmr

Journeyman
^^ i hope u know tat an internal sata hdd cannot b connected2laptop unless u hv a hdd enclosure that wil accomodate d internal hdd n hv a esata connector on d outside of d enclosure so tat a cable connection cud b made wit d laptop,s esata port &d hdd enclosure havin d internal hdd within it :)


It's not so clear for me...
i have a laptop that has a e-sata port...can't i connect a internal sata HDD to this e-sata port through cables...

or do i want an interface ( as u said HDD enclosure ) to connect it to my laptop
 

vickybat

I am the night...I am...
I'm hearing bad things about WD's after sales service nowadays. Many threads on TE confirm this. Better go with Seagate.

No buddy, wd's after sales service is one of the best. They also have onsite warranty on some products and they pick up the defect product directly from home and deliver the new one within a week or so. My brother's wd hdtv was replaced in a similar way. Terrific service i must say.

My friend's 2 year old wd passport 320gb was replaced in a similar way but the dealer did it. He got a new passport.

So afaik, no concern over wd's rma. Same must be the case with seagate as these are very reputed brands and leave no space for errors.
 

Krow

Crowman
No buddy, wd's after sales service is one of the best. They also have onsite warranty on some products and they pick up the defect product directly from home and deliver the new one within a week or so. My brother's wd hdtv was replaced in a similar way. Terrific service i must say.

My friend's 2 year old wd passport 320gb was replaced in a similar way but the dealer did it. He got a new passport.

So afaik, no concern over wd's rma. Same must be the case with seagate as these are very reputed brands and leave no space for errors.

Western Digital Issues, RMA problems, Service deficiency Thread.

I'm not trying to discount your experiences at all, but there are many users who are complaining about WD's service. It would help forum members a lot if you post the date of RMA of your brother's WDTV and your friend's passport. Maybe their service went bad after a particular time.
 

ashu888ashu888

Core i7 (nehalem) Owner
It's not so clear for me...
i have a laptop that has a e-sata port...can't i connect a internal sata HDD to this e-sata port through cables...

or do i want an interface ( as u said HDD enclosure ) to connect it to my laptop

eSATA port IS NOT THE SAME as a Internal SATA I/II port (found on internal HDDs) so basically u CANNOT connect a internal SATA I/II hdd to your Laptop's eSATA port (wich is an external port) directly.. :)

U either have to get a HDD enclosure or a HDD docking Station like this ---> HDD Docking Station available in Lamington Road for Rs. 2500/- :)

Cheers n e-peace....
 

modder

RAMPAGE!!!!
It's not so clear for me...
i have a laptop that has a e-sata port...can't i connect a internal sata HDD to this e-sata port through cables...

or do i want an interface ( as u said HDD enclosure ) to connect it to my laptop

Then you'll have to find an eSATA to SATA converter. But how will you power the 3.5" drive (12/5V DC)?
eSATA doesn't supply power to external devices. eSATAp can supply up to 5v to power up a 2.5" HDD not a 3.5" one.
See if your notebook has an eSATA or eSATAp.

Conclusion:

3.5" external -> 3.5" HDD enclosure or Dock + 3.5" bare SATA HDD + DC Adapter -> eSATA + USB 2.0

2.5" external -> 2.5" HDD enclosure + 2.5" bare SATA HDD -> eSATAp + USB 2.0

:)
(please correct me if am wrong)

@ashu888ashu888

Sorry for the late reply buddy. Yeah its a 3.5" HDD enclosure with eSATA and USB 2.0 connectivity for 1.7k, excluding HDD. Heres the info:

Model No.|Capacity|Product
TS0GSJ35U|0GB|3.5" StoreJet case
TS1TSJ35U|1000GB|3.5" 1000GB StoreJet
TS15TSJ35U|1500GB|3.5" 1500GB StoreJet

Briefly tested it with my old 160GB SATA HDD, both USB and eSATA are working. Once my WD 1.5TB is backed up, I'll PM you, after testing with it thoroughly :) I'm also saving up for a dock or perhaps a NAS for later :sad:...
 
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modder

RAMPAGE!!!!
Yeah it supports SATA 2 drives for sure, upto 1.5TB I guess as TS15TSJ35U is the highest one (1.5TB) with the same enclosure..

Heres the prod. manual/datasheet for more info:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17760783/Manual-SJ35U-EN.pdf

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17760783/Datasheet_SJ35U_V1.2.pdf

Theres also CM Xport 351 with the same specs w/o the fan...

Sunbeam dock would be a good choice too as your mobo has USB 3.0
Use dock if you've HDD data archives for quick access otherwise a fixed ext. HDD will do.

One more thing you'll need AHCI mode enabled in BIOS + AHCI/SATA drivers installed to get the eSATA plug and play feature otherwise you'll have to turn off your sys plug the drive in the eSATA port then start the sys for it to work in IDE mode. Ignore if you're familiar with this. :smile:
 
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