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    I'm buyin an external harddisk for storage this weekend...any recommendations? thanxx...

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    usb 2.0? firewire?

    3.5" or 2.5"??

    i have a maxtor firewire harddisk and a iomega USB2.0 harddisk here....but no time to try them out yet...
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    Originally posted by Wai
    usb 2.0? firewire?

    3.5" or 2.5"??

    i have a maxtor firewire harddisk and a iomega USB2.0 harddisk here....but no time to try them out yet...
    firewire....preferably wif usb1.0/2.0 connections as well....and portable too.

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    Originally posted by isomers007


    firewire....preferably wif usb1.0/2.0 connections as well....and portable too.
    x-drive? or whatever its usb 2 successor is called (Y-drive? )

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    U want one that reads many card formats or CF cards only? How much memory 20G? Price u looking for?

    I am using a Super Digibin from Leadingspect Corp. Accepts only CF cards and has 20G HDD costing $495. Not bad as it survived my road trip to the US.

    Pse make sure u get a warranty or one for one exchange policy shld u get them, as HDD fails quite often...

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    Originally posted by jeff chen
    U want one that reads many card formats or CF cards only? How much memory 20G? Price u looking for?

    I am using a Super Digibin from Leadingspect Corp. Accepts only CF cards and has 20G HDD costing $495. Not bad as it survived my road trip to the US.

    Pse make sure u get a warranty or one for one exchange policy shld u get them, as HDD fails quite often...
    actually me not lookin for storin data in cd cards...wanted to store my files...like grafix, mp3s. 20gb minimum. and bring it to work/skool.

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    then u should look at USB 2.0 instead of firewire

    unlesss your PC at home and in school both have firewire card?

    if size DOESN'T matter, you should get the 3.5" version cos they are just normal IDE harddisk, cheaper and faster

    but 2.5" one are notebook harddisk, expensive and slower

    need by this weekend? dun think i can finish the review by this weekend leh
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    Originally posted by Wai
    then u should look at USB 2.0 instead of firewire

    unlesss your PC at home and in school both have firewire card?

    if size DOESN'T matter, you should get the 3.5" version cos they are just normal IDE harddisk, cheaper and faster

    but 2.5" one are notebook harddisk, expensive and slower

    need by this weekend? dun think i can finish the review by this weekend leh
    Get those with firewire and USB lor!
    hehhehhehhee

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    If you are allowed to tinker with the school computer, would suggest you get two removable hard disk racks and a standard IDE hard disk. Install one hard disk rack in each computer, then just slide the hard disk in and out of whichever computer you're using. Set it as slave, of course.

    Advantages:

    1. Very fast data transfer
    2. Cheap - HD rack about $25 and 3.5" IDE HD cheaper than 2.5" one.
    3. Upgradeable
    4. Option of having TWO hard disks to transfer to and fro.

    This is what I do to transfer stuff between home and office.

    There is also redundancy of data storage, meaning that if any hard disk crashes, I have two more copies around on hard disk to back up easily.

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    Originally posted by StreetShooter
    If you are allowed to tinker with the school computer, would suggest you get two removable hard disk racks and a standard IDE hard disk. Install one hard disk rack in each computer, then just slide the hard disk in and out of whichever computer you're using. Set it as slave, of course.

    feasible option but cannot open up the skool pc...thanx anyway

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    Seen one device that allows u to view Video/Still images, MP3 (I think) that acts like a storage device too...I think 5th level Funan has it.

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    your school PC got USB 2.0 or not???

    or else transferring 20GB of data via USB 1.0 port is no joke....

    and since u can't open your school PC, you can forget abt firewire harddisk if the PC dun comes with a firewire port
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    for skool...i dun exactly want to transfer 20gb of data but juz misc media files....less than 100mb. data transfer using usb is almost de same as using a zipdrive, rite? so i'll do the transferrin @ home...i got firewire...and usb...but not usb2.0 yet.

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    Originally posted by isomers007
    for skool...i dun exactly want to transfer 20gb of data but juz misc media files....less than 100mb. data transfer using usb is almost de same as using a zipdrive, rite? so i'll do the transferrin @ home...i got firewire...and usb...but not usb2.0 yet.
    since there are no firewire card in school PC...your only choice will be USB one already...

    why not get a X-drive or image tank? also can do the same job and it run on batteries

    if not, get those portable harddisk casing that uses notebook harddisk, those can power from the USB itself

    but if u want speed, then can go for the IDE harddisk version, which is bigger and cheaper but need a power adapter for it.
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    how about this?
    Last edited by isomers007; 15th November 2002 at 02:55 PM.

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    Originally posted by isomers007
    how about this?
    ya...something like that...i think sim lim have nicer one...silver metallic colour....around $50-60 (for USB2.0)
    We are HDD of PC & FT are MB add to storage;
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    Default hi isomers

    sent you a pm regarding something else

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