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Recommendation needed for external hard drive

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by azzip, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. azzip

    azzip Newbie

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    I've been looking to buy a 1tb or larger external hard drive for my laptop. But, there are so many reccomendations out there it is hard to discern which one to go with.

    Can anyone give me a recommendation of the best one to buy? i.e., one that doesn't have issues with losing my files, or overheating? I'm also not wanting the big bulky ones as I have to travel around with it.
     
  2. thomas

    thomas Registered Member

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    May I ask why would you need a 1tb or more:eek: HD?to got with a laptop?? not my business of course just out of curiosity. I have mine 320Gb and not even 20% of it's space used.
     
  3. azzip

    azzip Newbie

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    Naw it's a fair question. I just figure if I am going to be buying more memory space, I might as well spend the money up front and get all I can. From what I see, they are now pretty affordable. I'm just wanting to make sure I get the best for my money.

    On top of that, I see me using several programs for blackhat/whitehat type of applications and I would rather have all my files in an external for backup, and use my laptop space to run the applications.

    So, do you have a reccomendation?
     
  4. matsta

    matsta Power Member

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    Hmm, personally I would get a WD drive. I've found that WD drives are usually found that they are quieter and run cooler then seagates and hatachi drives. That's my personal opinion though. Seagates tend to have a slightly higher write rate but that depends on the model etc.

    Yea but I've found if you buy the casing and hd from the same brand (seagate and wd in this instance) the cases are usually smaller which means you can't upgrade the hd in the future but they are smaller which is good since your using a laptop
     
  5. azzip

    azzip Newbie

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    Thanks masta i appreciate it. So, are you saying that I SHOULD buy the hard drive and the case from the same brand or from two separate brands?
     
  6. zSpyderx

    zSpyderx Junior Member

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    I have a 500GB external harddrive and its almost full lmao. I have Western Digital and love it so I'd check out a western digital if I were you. I think 2 500GB western digital external hard drives would be a smarter bet tho incase one for some odd reason failed you wouldn't loose everything. Just a tip. I turn mine off whenever I'm not using it.