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Old 11-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Just Got Me a 160GB External Harddrive

I've always wanted one, and I found one for $59.95 and I didn't have to pay tax. I searched Newegg and the cheapest 160GB there was also $59.95 so I guess I got a good deal.

I got this one: http://www.verbatim.com/products/det...489CFD91C8F317

It came Mac formatted (HFS+) and I have Macdrive installed and I wanted to format it to FAT32 so I had some problems there but I eventually got it. I like it. It's USB 2.0 and Firewire 400 and you don't need an external power supply. If you are using USB you have to use 2 USB ports. I couldn't get it to work via Firewire under Vista, I'll try it in Leopard later.
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oh nice, ive been looking for a good deal. my moms friend needs one to put all her pictures on (she has a nikon d70 and takes tons of pics in raw format).
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Yeah, I just transferred all my music and pictures to it via firewire (I got it working under Vista, also works great in Leopard on PC). Next up: videos. I just gotta get them all off of my iPod.
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Default Re: Just Got Me a 160GB External Harddrive

i really need one, so i can get all the TOP GEAR episodes on it, and all my music.....save me some space and gets me to reinstall my games

nice one tho....lucky
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I haven't seen Top Gear in a LONG TIME...I think I saw it once on the Discovery Channel, not sure what happened to it.
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I saw where Amazon was selling this model you got for around $109. Dell wanted $186 for it. Nice deal, mate.
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I got a 500GB external HD at Wal-Mart in June for about $120. Not a bad deal.
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I got a 500GB external HD at Wal-Mart in June for about $120. Not a bad deal.
Yeah I used to work there. They have some nice deals on stuff like that. I bought my current laptop there for $398 before discount, works pretty well.
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Wow, firewire is way slower than USB...
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