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Cheap External Hard Drive?
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EvanV
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Dec 20, 2003, 12:29 PM
 
Anyone know where I can find a cheap external hard drive that is 120GB?

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Luca Rescigno
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Dec 20, 2003, 02:00 PM
 
Go to NewEgg.com. Buy a Seagate 120 GB hard drive with 8 MB cache ($100) and a generic Firewire external case for $40.

"That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!" *wheeze*
     
s4iscool
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Dec 20, 2003, 03:09 PM
 
I bought an IOGEAR 120gb drive, 1 for its fast seek times, the fastest I could find for prebuilt external drives, 2: 3 year warranty. 3. $30 rebate. 4. total price was $180

To me, its a bit more, but its got both usb2and firewire. A nice desinged case, and most importantly the 3 year warranty. Ive read of TOO many failed drives, and this is one area where you dont want to skimp on quality to save a few bucks.
15" PB/1.25 G4/1gb ram/80gb hd/Superdrive
+ special screen with white spots AND dimmer right side than left. 2 Keyboard replacements, warping Al case wobbles on a flat table, squeeks when typing...etc.etc.etc. Superb!
     
Necrocool
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Dec 20, 2003, 03:13 PM
 
The IOGear ION 160GB went for $139 during thanks giving at Fry's... Should be cheap again on the "after xmas" sale.
     
   
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