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Old 11-16-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default New HDD need ur HELP !!!

Here is a link to the HDD I want to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136014

And here is the link to the shell/box that I will put the HDD in.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817106098

As u can understand, I need an external HDD. Can you guys please take a look at all these specs, and tell me if this HDD will be compatible with the Shell and with my CPU??? I don’t know much about this, so I am totally relying on you.

If u have better suggestions, like maybe a better case or Better HDD please let me know.

Thanks.
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USB 2.0 is fine if you've got a 2.5" HDD, but for 3.5" ones, you'd be better off with a FireWire external enclosure.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817186104

Apart from that, everything else seems fine.
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Ive got USB external drives and they run fine
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Default Re: New HDD need ur HELP !!!

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USB 2.0 is fine if you've got a 2.5" HDD, but for 3.5" ones, you'd be better off with a FireWire external enclosure.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817186104

Apart from that, everything else seems fine.

I have 2 USB 2.0 externals...one an 80GB, and one a 160Gb and both work fine...

I use them for storage only though...no applications are based on them so its all up what you need them for.
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So u guys think its safe for me to purcsae this 2 thingz? all the connections are good?...etc

i just dont want spand money and then realize something is not competable or something
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So u guys think its safe for me to purcsae this 2 thingz? all the connections are good?...etc

i just dont want spand money and then realize something is not competable or something
It looks fine to me mate.
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Well thanks guyz.

so would u say this 2 are a good pair (same once as b4)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136014

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817106098
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Ive got USB external drives and they run fine
They'd be running even finer if you had FireWire enclosures.

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FireWire vs. USB 2.0 Hard Drive Performance Comparison

Read and write tests to the same IDE hard drive connected using FireWire and then Hi-Speed USB 2.0 show:

Read Test:

* 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 33% faster than USB 2.0
* 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 70% faster than USB 2.0

Write Test:

* 5000 files (300 MB total) FireWire was 16% faster than USB 2.0
* 160 files (650MB total) FireWire was 48% faster than USB 2.0

http://www.usb-ware.com/firewire-vs-usb.htm
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so what are u saying? i should get a shell that haz firewire? all i need is a diff shell for firewire right? my mobo haz it right?

im starting to get confuzed, just when i thought i madeup my mind.
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The shell you're looking at right now will work just fine. The difference between FireWire and USB 2.0 is that FireWire will deliver better performance.

http://www.coolnerds.com/Newbies/Ports/ports03.gif

The port on the right is FireWire. If you've got one on your computer, then you should buy a FireWire shell instead. The one below will be fine. Also, it's cheaper than the one you were looking at before.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817186104
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