external portable hard drive (lacie) or enclosure+HD?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by casioculture, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. casioculture

    casioculture Guest

    My young friend is considering this

    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=267266
    80GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Design by F.A. Porsche Price :
    $86.95


    Is this the best she can get for this price or can she get a better
    deal by using an enclosure + regular hard drive?

    I don't have much experience in this topic so I appreciate advice.
    Also, she's a young student so it shouldn't exceed the price of the
    above for a budget; either as much *reliable* storage as she can get
    for 80GB, or 80GB for as little as she can get them. Also, she's using
    it for a laptop, but from what she told me it's not meant to be that
    mobile, mostly for backup and video.
     
    casioculture, Mar 7, 2005
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    Tod Guest

    You can get an external USB 2.0 (empty) case
    for $25.00, www.pricewatch.com
    My local Fry's Electronics sells Hitachi 80GB bare drives for $35.00
    but this is after mail in rebate.
    But I would rather have Seagate or Western Digital.
     
    Tod, Mar 7, 2005
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  3. Check out this weeks CompUSA ad--80gb usb2 external drive $49.99 after
    rebates. Also empty external usb2 enclosure $29.99 plusWD 80gb hard
    drive for $29.99 after rebates. These are about as good as you can get
    for this size drive.

    Ken
     
    Kenneth J. Harris, Mar 7, 2005
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