USB Hard Drives

Stephen Allen freebsduk at
Tue Oct 31 19:30:11 GMT 2006

I bought a 3.5" 100Gb Hitachi 2.5" drive and an external (VAIO) casing, 
for the following reasons:

The Drive itself:

Great read/write speed
Great shock tolerance
Low power usage

The casing:

Non-metallic (I tested it)
Has 2 headed USB cable for extra power from USB ports

Obviously it not purpose built to withstand drops etc., but if you drop 
a hard disk, you need your head testing anyway.  It's smaller than a 
pocket diary so really easy to carry around.

Steve :)

James O'Gorman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can anyone recommend a decent (portable) external hard drive? I need
> something to carry data around on, as well as backup to. I'm currently
> looking at LaCie and Iomega's offerings but am open to suggestion.
> Ideally I'd like 100GB+.
> Thanks,
> James
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