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Hi -

I'm about to splash out on an external USB harddisk (say, 160gig) as a
backup device, and I wondered if anyone had any recommendations on
brands/reliability.

I've been happy with Maxtor internal drives, but don't know much about
external USB units.

TIA

Tony
 
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I use this case with 160 and 200 gig seagates. Have 6 of them and have
zero issues. Will support up to 300 gig drive.











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Thanks for the info.

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005,13:31:09, Hawkeye wrote

>I use this case with 160 and 200 gig seagates. Have 6 of them and have
>zero issues. Will support up to 300 gig drive.
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"Tony Stanford" <tonystanford@hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi -
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> I'm about to splash out on an external USB harddisk (say, 160gig) as a
> backup device, and I wondered if anyone had any recommendations on
> brands/reliability.
>
> I've been happy with Maxtor internal drives, but don't know much about
> external USB units.
>
> TIA
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> Tony
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Hi T.
I`m using an `ICYBOX`, USB + Firewire, got it`s own power supply. I fitted
it with a 200GB harddrive. I`m a happy bunny.
best wishes..OJ
 
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:40:31 +0000 (UTC), Tony Stanford
<tonystanford@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

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>Hi -
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>I'm about to splash out on an external USB harddisk (say, 160gig) as a
>backup device, and I wondered if anyone had any recommendations on
>brands/reliability.
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>I've been happy with Maxtor internal drives, but don't know much about
>external USB units.
>
>TIA
>
>Tony

The HDDs used in external units are no different to those internally,
The external units are just housed in a case. You can buy proprietary
cases in which you can mount a HDD or buy units in which the HDD is
already mounted or you can buy a 'no name brand' and your own HDD for
half the price. I have opted for the latter and have no problems
whatsover.
 

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