| | Re: REQ: Need Advice On Buying External Hard Drive
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:55:49 -0500, Joel <Joel@NoSpam.com>
>kony <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 13:41:45 -0500, Joel <Joel@NoSpam.com>
>> >jinxy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> What size is the drive that is in the tower now? Would you be better
>> >> off to buy a 500gb as an internal and take your present drive out,put
>> >> it in a Vantec NexStar3 inclosure and use that as your usb connected
>> >> storage drive? I am running a WD 80gb internal with a Maxtor 40gb in
>> >> the said inclosure and have been for years with no troubles. The
>> >> Maxtor was my internal for 7 years with no problems. Just a thought. -J
>> > You are still using 40GB and 80GB these days? My current system has (3)
>> >300GB 7200 WD and (1) external 500GB SATA, and I am still fighting to free
>> >up more disk space.
>> > I am using VENUS D53 enclosure and it seems working fine. I don't know if
>> >there is any better now, but it was one of the top choices when I bought it
>> >(and had to pay little extra for it comparing to many others).
>> ... time to set up a NAS in a case large enough to put a
>> boatload of drives in.
> I was thinking about the 1TG external drive, but then I read someone
>mentions it's actually (2) 500GB tied together, and I read *if* one fails
>then 2 go to trash can. Of course I never own one to know more detail.
I'd imagine there are 1TB enclosures using only one drive,
wasn't it only Maxtor that released a 1TB as two drives?
Either way, you could still buy an empty enclosure then put
any drive you want in it.