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Windows 7: External hard drive...recommendations anyone?

17 Jan 2012   #11
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How about Iomega? Not quite as ubiquitous as Western Digital or Seagate but some of them come equipped with an eSata port which is a strong selling point. I won't be in the market for a new laptop for quite some time and mine doesn't have usb 3.0. Anyway, by the time I upgrade, 3.0 will be a standard feature on most laptops. Thunderbolt will also be featured on more laptops too. So for now, its 2.0 and eSatap.


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17 Jan 2012   #12
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eSata is a good choice. My tests showed that eSata was faster than USB3 - same hardware and disks, only different external enclosures.
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