Building an Exteranl Hard Drive
So I need to build myself an external hard drive between 250-350 GB. What should I look for in the way of brands, model, or specs. Also how would I build it?
Buy and IDE hard drive and and external enclosure from newegg.com I hit up woot for a refurb 250 gb WD for $50 and paid like 25 for an enclosure from newegg (there are cheaper ones)...So I got a 250 external for about 75 bucks, and that was over a year ago. Putting it together is pretty simple....a few screws and a couple plugs.
60$ 250gb IDE
Nice enclosure, with a fan, you can leave it on all the time if you like to
I bought this one last month, Its cheap and works(will run hot if you have it on all the time)
What about this drive?
Or do I need an IDE instead of SATA?
sata is fine, just need a sata enclosure
Ok, best deal yet. 400 GB for $100, Internal but SATA, 3.5"
Well thank you guys for your help. I decided to go for a Seagate 500 GB Internal Hardrive on sale at Staples for $94
I got a 160 gig external off Frys last week for $50. The prices are dropping at an incredible rate.
I still need an enclosure, any seen any deals latley?
- 3.5" SATA External USB 2.0 HD Enclosure -
There's one I listed n my post for $12 (used to be $10).
Ugg, its IDE like every other cheap one on the net.
I would not buy a Maxtor...That seagate 500gigs for 94 bucks seems like a good choice.
[quote0000dbe7d8="O4F-Manofice"]I would not buy a Maxtor...That seagate 500gigs for 94 bucks seems like a good choice.[/quote0000dbe7d8]
I've always chose Seagate over Maxtor, I've heard maxtor's havn't been as bad now....... things change? heh
[quotec32dfb2b89="shaggz"][quotec32dfb2b89="O4F-Manofice"]I would not buy a Maxtor...That seagate 500gigs for 94 bucks seems like a good choice.[/quotec32dfb2b89]
I've always chose Seagate over Maxtor, I've heard maxtor's havn't been as bad now....... things change? heh[/quotec32dfb2b89]
I had a 250 gig Maxtor ultra drive crap out before 1 year. I bought a 320 gig I believe Seagate after that and the thing rocks and comes with a 5 year warranty, I'm buying Seagate from now on.
Not to hijack (intentionally), but where might a cheap 2.5" pata drive over 100GB be found? (aside from Newegg) More importantly, how cheap should I expect to find one?