Stapler? Not hardly. Haven't you seen external drives?
7.5" x 1.4" x 6.3" -- More like the size of a textbook.
And meh, it's a Seagate, so enough said on my part. I've already flogged that deceased equine. I suggest Western Digital.
Amazon said it's about the size of a stapler. P
Do you recommend any specific external eSATA drive (around 300 - 500GB of storage space)?
Not too expensive though, and something rather small.
Like this http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136082 < That looks too big.
eSATA isn't plug and play? You can't plug in the hard drive with your computer on, and can't unplug it when it's on? O_o
Oh, and is there any eSATA drive that's powered by the computer, instead of an outlet?
perfect time for...
dont you use a notebook? I would be VERY suprised if your notebook had an esata port...
[quote4c6585ce07="TFOAF"]Is it cheaper to build my own?[/quote4c6585ce07]
Almost always, yes. But if you aren't into building PC's and components, spend a few extra bucks for a retail unit like the MyBook.
[quote4c6585ce07="TFOAF"]Thanks dmorris. I'll look into them. Mine uses the new Santa Rosa chipset...is that plug and play?[/quote4c6585ce07]
Apparently yes, but some folks are having issues with the G1S and some eSATA drives. According to this forum post at NotebookReview.com[=http//forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=129512]this forum post at NotebookReview.com
, make sure you install the eSATA drivers.
BTW a little Google goes a long way, ya know...
I know. I've always wanted to build a computer. Is it hard to put together a SATA drive with a case with an eSATA port? And I can use any size drive I want, as long as I get a fitted case for it? About the power cords...do the cases come with it?
And if you can, what do you recommend (drive/case) I get for an eSATA external hard drive. Thanks! (I'd prefer getting these things from Newegg)
Right now Newegg is offering $20 off with a promo code if a product is $100 or more and purchased with paypal. D
Also, what eSATA cable should I get for my G1S and the external hard drive, apparently there's different kinds?
I thought the drivers were installed already for the G1S for the eSATA drives, but I'll take a look at that.