USB Hard Drive recommendation?

over_the_hill

over_the_hill

New Member
#1
I'm thinking about buying a 120GB Hard Drive. I'm thinking about buying a USB drive rather than another internal drive. I thought it might be nice and portable. According to NewEgg.com, the price difference is about $20.

Here's my questions:

1. Do these work pretty well?
2. Are they fast enough?
3. Can you run the same kind of defrag programs on them?
4. Any recommendations for Maxtor, WD, etc?

Thanks!
 
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wetling

See my Sig
#2
Well, even USB 2.0 (not to mention 1.1) is signifigantly slower than the PCI bus so don't expect top notch performance.
 
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woodman19_99

Grand Exalted Puba
#3
I bought a 120 GB, 5400 RPM(I know, should have gone for 7200) USB 2.0 Maxtor Hard Drive and I love it. I haven't tried to run defrag programs on it, but I run some games off it and also it stores all my downloads. I think I still have about 80 gigs of space left, but with a new digital camcorder in the works, that space will probably fade fast. I would suggest Maxtor because as you can see I like mine. Also, some of the newer ones have a nifty One Touch Backup button on the front.
 
over_the_hill

over_the_hill

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#5
As a matter of fact, I was looking at this page this morning. Looks like a great deal!

-Pete
 

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