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Posted: 4/19/2008 8:13:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2008 8:16:07 AM EST by scottryan]
I want something simple and inexpensive (under $100) It doesn't have to be over 100 GB.

I don't want to build my own.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:20:52 AM EST
The WD Passports are nice.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:45:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2008 8:53:21 AM EST by blacklisted]
You can also buy a hard drive and stick it in an external enclosure. That is what I usually recommend. You can get a Vantec NexStar CX USB 2.0 enclosure and a 250GB Seagate SATA drive for around $80 total. There are dozens of enclosure options.

The WD passports are probably a good choice if you don't want to go that route.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:46:29 AM EST
I did some reading on them last week. The Western Digitals are supposed to run good and cool, but are slower than some others.

Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:49:03 AM EST
LaCie and Seagate are more reliable.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:50:59 AM EST
I have 3 LaCie 250gb.

I have had them all for over a year with no problems.

They run about $100.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 8:51:23 AM EST
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005376 500 gig w/ free shipping $80, should be able to find an enclosure for around $20.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 9:05:03 AM EST
Recommend a 2.5" drive for moving around a lot. Having to grab the power brick can be a pita for the 3.5" external drives.

Saw a 250 GB 2.5" external USB at Best Buy for $90. B&M, YMMV. Searh Google, there may still be a 10% off coupon on top of that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2008 9:07:06 AM EST
I have this one, it does the job with no issues in two years: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822334003
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 6:20:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/20/2008 6:26:25 AM EST
I spent $24 for an enclosure, and put in an 80 gig that I pulled out of an old computer I had sitting around.

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