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Old 09-02-2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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Im buying an 80 gigabyte notebook hard drive and am going to enclose it in an external case. Im using a notebook one because as you know, obviously, notebook hard drives can run off of the power supplied with a usb cord. Well, I have a few on newegg for 95-120 range and I dont know which to choose. They all have a rotation of 5400 rpms, 80 gigs, and are oems.

The brands are samsung, toshiba, hitachi, and fujitsu, which is best?
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why would you want to do this? regular hard drives are cheaper and faster at 7200 rpms.
you can get twice that for a couple bucks more and already in an enclosure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148034
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why? well as he wants an external that will probably mean it's going to get moved around a fair bit - something that slower spinning laptop disks are designed for.

And to answer the question, i personally would go with a toshiba unit. That's all i've ever seen used in mobile devices (irivers/laptops etc...) so that must count for something.
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yes, thats what I was thinking as well, Toshiba is in my old notebook, Too bad before I knew much about computers I partitioned and reformatted the main one incorrectly lol

But anyways, Why would I want to do this? Because "regular hard drives" require a power supply, and are too bulky, I need a drive that I can carry around with me, That would be like carrying around an early 80s cell phone lol
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well....as long as you are okay for paying a little extra. I would recommend the hitachi.
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well....as long as you are okay for paying a little extra. I would recommend the hitachi.
Yep, I'd prolly take hitachi too.
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I think what you are trying to do is a little inefficient. Just get an external! Here is a nice list of external drives that are small, light, and bus-powered (don't need a separate power supply):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822159001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822161828
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822161818
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144386
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822162601
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822161904
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there you go man.....thats exactly what you want.
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