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    recommend an external hard drive

    i'd need an external hard drive for storing music, and it needs to be rugged enough that i can take it places with me. reliability is the most important thing though

    also i would like it to be powered off USB and not need its own power source, but not if it compromises the quality of the drive

    size.. a few hundred gigs or more. maybe 500 or so..

    oh yea not too bulky either..

    suggestions?
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    western digital get a terrabyte cheap...http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...D&promoid=1190


    Or get a 750gb if you really don't care about size.. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...0&promoid=1190

    Just get an enclosure for a regular drive... Thats what i got and a terrabyte for my macbookpro so i can swap back and forth between pc and mac

    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...acture=Kingwin

    This is the enclosure i got ^
    I will not run seagate drives anymore due to no warranty anymore.
    Western digital is all good!
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    hmmmmm about the lack of power only one i can think of is the rugged lacy

    http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=11084

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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole
    what u mean no more seagate.. i had two seagates that went... i sent them in and got replacements... warranty.. no problem
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    I have heard that seagate is no longer holding up any reputation of replacing anymore i have links on it/ or just ask any sales guy at ncix..

    Anyways i have not had a seagate crap out on me as of yet. But western digital has always been good?


    I have been researching the solid state drives lately.. Buddy has a 60gb and it rips

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    nice that lacie i think is the winner.. thanks. looks pretty compact but i'll see if anyone else suggests anything

    not a fan of western digital my last 3 drives that failed were all by them

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    lacy is highER end you can purchase them from mac stores...
    Or online cheaper.......... bigtime!
    nCix may stock them?

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    check out POCKETEC stuff. i owned one for a few years and i was quite happy with it
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    I lost a large drive from one of my cats dropping something on it...
    I have been doubling drives now if i buy one i get another. Just think about if you Did lose it all (info on drive) is a big deal?
    If it is have 2 / one in use and one stash it away in a safe place. Update it monthly and you good to go!

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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole
    dude.. i've had 2 seagate drives replaced just past month.. no issues.. i sent it in..and got a new one
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    bro, do you even ride in a straight line? #1 asshole
    back to wD ... i dont trust WD i've had ton of issues with them... i'm all for seagate tho.... yes even tho had 2 fail on me.... i sitll trus tthe brand... they had a bad batch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturnin View Post
    dude.. i've had 2 seagate drives replaced just past month.. no issues.. i sent it in..and got a new one
    I dunno someone mentioned it to me in the store when i was buying 5 500gb drives 2 for me and 3 for a customer?
    They mentioned seagates changed ways? I still bought them..
    I found some info online about it and what customer at the store (who pointed it out to me) as well a buddy and staff at ncix said it....
    I have more seagate than WD.... If it matters???
    Posted a link that jives shit about the no more 5 year warranty and then it gets deep about how the drives fail after a year now?
    I had a drive fail on the date i shit you not the day it was no longer warrantied... Others have mentioned it...
    And well it was a 5 year warranty nothing has happened. I cannot sit and bitch i need a drive i just go get another one. If they all fail i switch brands...





    http://forums.ebuyer.com/showthread.php?t=7730

    READ THE THREAD ^
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    You stick your drives serial number and model number into here :

    http://support.seagate.com/customer/...validation.jsp

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    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...e_hard_drives/
    something that started out as what should i get turns into a seagate topic jesus!

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