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Windows 7: portable hard drives

01 Mar 2012   #1
becron

windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1
 
 
portable hard drives

I need a portable hard drive to backup picures an movies & files ,Does any body no of a good one at lease 1 TB , i have 2.0 usb ports . Any help would be appreciated Thanks in advance


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01 Mar 2012   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I personally like to buy a regular 2.5" laptop drive and a case to go with it. Saves you about $20 compared to the factory made and takes about two minutes to put together.

Newegg.com - Vantec NexStar CX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S2-BK

Pick a drive with the capacity you need. I wouldn't pay extra for a super fast drive since it's going to be running off a USB port anyway.

Newegg.com - Notebook Hard Drives, Laptop Hard Drives
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02 Mar 2012   #3
becron

windows 7 home premium 64 bit service pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I personally like to buy a regular 2.5" laptop drive and a case to go with it. Saves you about $20 compared to the factory made and takes about two minutes to put together.

Newegg.com - Vantec NexStar CX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive/SSD Enclosure (Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD) - Model NST-200S2-BK

Pick a drive with the capacity you need. I wouldn't pay extra for a super fast drive since it's going to be running off a USB port anyway.

Newegg.com - Notebook Hard Drives, Laptop Hard Drives
Is this a portable hard drive ,what is it how many bites how does it work ,please explain, i am confused on this one , Thanks
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02 Mar 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There is no best. Many of us prefer to buy the drive and enclosure separately, but if you don't want to go that route, just pick one from a reputable brand that fits your needs for size and cost. It seems like you are overanalyzing what should be a very simple decision.
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02 Mar 2012   #5
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Becron.

Given all best advice above. You shall find it easier to pick which suit your need. Not to justify the way you asked, I think you may pick the factory made which come with removable case.
Other important thing is about how you handle it. Always have it properly connected. While connected and running, keep it at steady surface, avoid shaking it to much. It tolerates shaking to certain degree only. Those simple tips isn't a guarantee. But you shall expect more by doing best.
If you already familiar with it, you may ignore my advice.

Kevin
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