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Offline edemille

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1 TB external drives
« on: February 12, 2008, 10:03:27 AM »
What do people think about these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204069

I haven't looked into another hard drive for a while and was pretty suprised by how cheap a TB is...I get the "too many eggs in one basket" feeling...and I've never heard of Fantom Drives...anyone have any experience?

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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 10:36:51 AM »
Can't say I've used them, but I've had great success with this:
http://www.buy.com/prod/lacie-500gb-usb-2-0-external-hard-drive-designed-by-f-a-porsche-301103u/q/loc/101/202883565.html

Sign up for Google checkout and get $10 off and with free shipping you can get two 500gb drives for less than that 1TB drive.

The $10 Google checkout thing at buy.com is a no brainer. They say it's only for first time buyers, but all you have to do is use a different e-mail address each time and you can keep getting $10 off.

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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 11:21:02 AM »
What do people think about these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204069

I haven't looked into another hard drive for a while and was pretty suprised by how cheap a TB is...I get the "too many eggs in one basket" feeling...and I've never heard of Fantom Drives...anyone have any experience?

the only external I ever owned was a Fantom and it consistently lost my files.  I'd advise against that particular brand.

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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008, 05:44:22 PM »
I just bought this Fantom 1 TB drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204068
(got delivered today).

It's a western digital HD in there, which is a good brand of HD.
obviously, I don't have much experience with this drive, as I only plugged it in 20 minutes ago.
but I'm hoping it'll work out well, based on the many positive reviews at newegg.com.
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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008, 05:49:06 PM »
I thought Western Digital was a brand.  I've def. heard good things about them.  maybe mine was an exeption...

::realizes I actually have no idea what I'm talking about  :roll:::

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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008, 05:53:50 PM »
don't know much about Fantom Drives.  i'm sure they are just the builders of the assembly, the HD inside is likely WD/Hitachi/Maxtor/etc..
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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 05:55:52 PM »
I thought Western Digital was a brand.  I've def. heard good things about them.  maybe mine was an exeption...

don't know much about Fantom Drives.  i'm sure they are just the builders of the assembly, the HD inside is likely WD/Hitachi/Maxtor/etc..

exactly.  Fantom Drives just builds the enclosure, and buys the actual hard drive from Western Digital.
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Re: 1 TB external drives
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 05:58:19 PM »
maybe i should read up a few more posts before replying ;)

i've had decent experiences with WD over the years - they used to be very reliable, but i have known a few failures... if buying from WD direct, you get a 5 yr warranty - Fantom is only giving 1 yr, which is not enough IMO.  hard drives do fail eventually.
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