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Best external 1TB hd
JWhack 
14/6/08 9:25:33 PM
Serf
What is the best external 1 TB HD with good transfer rates and is reliable

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TheSecret 
16/6/08 12:04:06 AM
Learner
I'd go with the seagate freeagent or mybook studio edition.

Both are 7200rpm, and have firewire, usb2 and esata transfer rates.

You could also get a lacie, which has an gigabit ethernet connection.

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MisterK 
16/6/08 8:31:24 AM
Champion

I would just buy an enclosure and the HDD separately. Unless there is some crazy sale on a brand name external HDD, separates will be much cheaper.

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bowiee 
16/6/08 10:23:44 AM
Hero
Guru


Perhaps a peek at the thread below you will help.

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=29&t=485

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scootre 
12/7/08 9:29:01 AM
Champion

LaCie... nice build and in my experience, the warranty service is great.

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iamthemaxx 
14/7/08 12:21:09 PM
Mod
SuperHero

Immortal


http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=29&t=504

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TheSecret 
17/7/08 2:32:07 AM
Master
He is asking about external harddrives specifically, which implies he does not want an internal harddrive and accompanying enclosure, so the posted threads don't really apply.

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bowiee 
17/7/08 4:43:09 AM
Hero
Guru


But that is what an external drive is. It contains a hard drive in a case. It is just also pointed out,in the posted threads, that it is cheaper to do it yourself, then to buy one pre made.

You really like to stir shit, don't you ? I mean a month later he has most likely brought one by now.

But you just has to post again because you don't like the answers given by others here.

Again "This is a forum, people will take or leave any advice given" If he was not happy with the responses he is quite capable of saying so without your help.


Edited by bowiee: 17/7/2008 4:53:18 AM

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TheSecret 
17/7/08 6:18:46 AM
Master
Despite what you think, I am not out to stir shit. I think you just like to see me that way, happy to call me a troll when I clearly am not. As for it being a month later, I was mainly replying to iamthemaxx. Are you going to have a go at him as well?

The reason I pointed out that he was asking about external hard drives, is because they are distinct from an internal hard drive in an enclosure. They differ in interfaces offered, functionality, and style, which some people may place different levels of importance on, and which may not be served by an internal drive and an enclosure.

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bowiee 
17/7/08 11:16:11 AM
Hero
Guru


No I don't need to have a go at iamthemaxx you already did. And if you wanted to criticise iamthemaxx on the information then why not P.M. him ?
I know why, because then you could not start a flame war IE: Trolling.

And there is no difference in functionality, you can get an enclosure that will do everything a pre built external one does.

I even linked you to one in the thread I posted above.
http://www.cooldrives.com/esata-firewire-800-enclosure-case-external.html

So I repeat you are just trolling.

EDIT: Enough hijacking of the thread by me. I believe I have made my point.


Edited by bowiee: 17/7/2008 11:25:06 AM

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TheSecret 
18/7/08 1:02:44 AM
Master
Bowiee, perhaps you should actually look up the meanings of words before you start using them so flippantly.

You can get an enclosure that duplicates the interfaces, but not all of the functionality. For example, The WD Mybook drives can be stacked together..as books. There are not any other external drives that can do that are there? Are there any single enclosures that support two hard drives in one? No? Hmmmm.

A prepackage external harddrive is distinct from an internal hard drive in an external enclosure. They appeal to, and were designed for different markets. If anything, you seem to be trolling by constantly accusing me of doing so, a claim which is baseless.

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bowiee 
18/7/08 4:49:44 AM
Hero
Guru


You can buy dual drive cases, and even quad drive cases, as I said trolling.

http://www.buymac.com.au/product/sata-xpress-dual-bay-triple-interface-hd-enclosure-usb20fw400fw8

http://www.buymac.com.au/product/sohotank-st5610-4-bay-sata-fw800-enclosure

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TheSecret 
18/7/08 11:18:01 PM
Master
I'm not trolling, you're just to thick to get the actual point. OK, So dual and quad cases..., thats your answer to what I said about different markets and demographics? Some people want an external harddrive already put together, as apparantly did JWhack. Which is not the same as buying an internal and enclosure. For the reasons I said, which were apparantly above you're level of comprehension.

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bowiee 
19/7/08 12:11:03 AM
Hero
Guru


SIGH..........Now it is personal insults "you're just to thick to get the actual point" But then it's not the first time you have resorted to personal insults so I am not suprised.

Bad Things,"1. Personal attacks. Criticise the idea, not the person. "You are wrong" is not a personal attack. "You are wrong because you are an idiot" is. We certainly encourage healthy and robust debate, but let’s not go overboard, folks."


And all because you are to full of yourself to know when you have lost an argument,coming on smugly that there are no external cases that handle more than one drive,and now all you can argue is "markets and demographics".

"markets and demographics" just listen to yourself,what a load of crap,all he asked about was external drives.


Oh and in case you think being called a troll is a personal insult.

"3. Trolling. Deliberately posting inflammatory comments just to upset someone or attract an aggressive response is lame and uncool. It’s pretty obvious to all concerned when someone is baiting traps just so they can score points – again, this is very much a judgement call, but trust that you will be dealt with eventually. If not by a mod in an official capacity, then surely by the community as they ignore your sorry arse."

Well you have it your way then whatever makes you feel good about yourself. I have finished with you now. People like you come and go from these forums,people have seen your true nature now and will tire of you.

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"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother" - Albert Einstein.
"Note to self....Don't feed the trolls"




TheSecret 
20/7/08 9:17:44 PM
Master
Bowiee,

You are entitled to your opinion, but just to clarify, calling me a troll is indeed a personal insult, when I am not trolling. Case in point, the thread where iamthemaxx clarified I was not trolling.

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

superfireydave 
21/7/08 12:48:30 AM
Titan

Why are you guys getting so worked up about it?
The OP hasn't even said which type of external HDD he's talking about.

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Mreow?
http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=9&t=17306

TheSecret 
21/7/08 3:41:46 AM
Master
I'm not really, I was just pointing out something which seemed to have been missed.

Bowiee has an irrational animosity against me, and I was defending myself.

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Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

morris 
26/7/08 1:59:59 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


Anyway back on topic.

I was at JB Hifi and just picked up a WD Elements. It's 1TB 3.5" drive. USB 2.0.

$198.

I couldn't pass that up.

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eckythump 
26/7/08 8:10:39 PM
Overlord

$198? Good deal!

TheSecret: While you might define an "external HDD" as being a pre-built ready-to-go option, I think it's silly to be pedantic about such things and not mention the cost savings that can be had by buying an enclosure and a drive and doing it yourself.

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TheSecret 
28/7/08 3:16:51 AM
Master
eckythump,

I dont feel I was being pedantic as it seemed obvious that he wanted something prebuilt, and it is pretty basic knowledge that you can get an enclosure. I pointed that out, and there was a resulting needless debate by a troll.

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