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jkuean

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Hey all, I planning to get an external harddrive cause i'm running out of size on my laptop...
any recommendations on what and where to get it?
 

Rashkae

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Almost any are good, you can get them all over funan and Sim Lim. I do recommend a reliable drive maker like Seagate.
 

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Hey all, I planning to get an external harddrive cause i'm running out of size on my laptop...
any recommendations on what and where to get it?
Small, thin and portable - Any 2.5" 5400 RPM hard disk (USB powered)

Big, thick and less portable - Any 3.5" 7200 RPM hard disk (needs external power supply)

I personally go for the WD Passport range of 2.5" hard disks, I find them very fast and reliable.
 

lightrules

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I highly recommend NexStar, it runs cool and has both USB 2 with firewire.

Make sure you get those with 2 USB cable ( twin cable in 1 )
This will make sure it gets enough power and wouldnt crash.
USB itself may not give enough juice to run the harddisk
 

jkuean

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hey thanks... just asking, does the brand name matter ? what difference does it make? or should i just get the cheapest?
 

Lenscapes

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saw carrefour advertised a 250GB 2.5" for $139 a day ago.
 

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By failure rate Seagate and Hitachi (previous IBM) seems to have the least. But after all, harddisk is really depends on luck
 

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Yah..means the data is totally unrecoverable unless with dust-free treatment.

I always service those Maxtxr and Fujitxx HDD which are not readable even plug into other PC. Resulting not able to recover the data.
 

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