Seagate has the better warranty (3-5yrs). Western Digital is only one. You can purchase an IDE-to-USB converter cable and hook the drive up outside the case. You'll need to get and extension cable for power as well. Five bucks should handle it.
and life goes on...
I have a Dell? Dimension? 2350 Series desktop whose HD crashed recently. I'd appreciate suggestions regarding the HD I should pursue to replace the crashed drive.
Also if I wanted to leave the crashed drive in place (so that I can try to recover files from it) do you have any HD recommendations that would allow my origional drive to remain in place. I looked under the hood and don't see any bay's avail for a HD...I do have an expansion slot open.