USB Hard Drive recommendation?



New Member
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, 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?



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


Grand Exalted Puba
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.


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