March 5th, 2011, 12:47 PM #1
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Looking for a small portable hard drive
I'm going to be going to Iraq in about 4 weeks and I'm looking for a small portable hard drive to take with me. i would like to get a 500GB or higher, any suggestions would be great.
March 5th, 2011, 01:17 PM #2
I'd stick with Western Digital, or Seagate.
Below are complete drives, as you can also purchased the drive and enclosure separately.
They come in 3.5 and 2.5.
The 3.5 will always have an AC adapter, as the USB buss doesn't have enough power.
A powered HUB can also be used, instead of the adapter
2.5s come with and without, an AC adapter, as they can run off the USB power.
Most have no adapter included, but can be purchased separately.
I've made my own before, out of an old 5V adapter from a tape player, or electric razor.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,External Hard Drives,Seagate,400GB - 900GB,500GB
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Hard Drives,External Hard Drives,Western Digital,400GB - 900GB,500GB
Speed is the only other factor, I can think of 5400 vs 7200
They also make 1394a/b (fire wire), and eSATA, as well as combination of them, but are not worth the usually extra money IMO.
How much do you want to spend?
Last edited by stroyal; March 5th, 2011 at 01:21 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
March 6th, 2011, 07:52 AM #3
March 6th, 2011, 09:49 AM #4
I have the 2.5" WD My Passport 250GB HDD & have been very happy with it over the years. I never installed the WD software, just plug it in and do manual backups. I like that it doesn't need a seperate power supply.
Here's a link to the 500GB & 750GB models.
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