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Assembling external hard drive

by psu711 / October 17, 2006 12:49 AM PDT

I am putting together an external hard drive. I was wondering if anybody had any input right now i was looking at the
Seagate / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 versus the

Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / ATA-100 / EID

I will be using it through a USB 2.0 wire, and on a 1.66 Duo Core 2 machine. Which is more reliable? Do I need the extra cache memory?

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9th versus 10th generation
by psu711 / October 17, 2006 12:52 AM PDT

Basically my question is, one seems to be the 9th generation and the other is the 10th generation. RIght now I am leaning towards the 16MB 10th generation.
Thanks
Karl

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Limitation here is USB 2.0, not the hard drives themselves.
by VAPCMD / October 18, 2006 8:21 AM PDT

In a straight IDE environment...Gen10 would probably prevail.

VAPCMD

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Another thought...is your PC a Desktop or Laptop ? Really
by VAPCMD / October 21, 2006 1:38 AM PDT

need portability ?

If desktop and you really don't require portability, you're much much better off installing the new drive internally. Less chance of problems ....just read this forum for more info on problems with 'external HDDs'.

VAPCMD

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Assembling external hard drive
by erictran / October 20, 2006 1:01 PM PDT

It seem you already have the answer. USB is fine . You get what you pay for. USB 2.0 , SATA , 1394 etc, has its limit. To me , USB is just fine . YOu never get up to its max due to many factor. chipset , cable, etc... It work perfect for me . Only one thing is Seagate HD . I'm kind of unconcern to patiot. but Seagate have many problems compare to Samsung in term of heat dissipation, impact , GeForce, etc...
I suggest using enclosure with fan for Seagate.
enjoy

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