internal drive/external case buying advice!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vicki2314, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. vicki2314 macrumors member

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    Advice needed on any of these!!!

    Drives:
    1. Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824A 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive, $87.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148100
    2. Same thing as above, but open box, $76.99- is it worth it?? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148100R
    3. Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive, $74.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144309

    Case:
    1. MegaVault USB/Firewire Hard Drive Enclosure - 3.5", $36.62 http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=535&item=322831&prDeTab=2&pCatg=5795#A

    OR

    The Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3250824A 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive bundled with an Ultra 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire External Hard Drive Enclosure for $89.99 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2177418&Sku=TC3T-1008&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&CMP=AFC-LINKSHARE&AffiliateID=NKa3hZyYoHA-kc9vhkCIRXTbGoIM806VpQ

    I'm really trying to put together the best possible 250GB external hard drive for < $130, maybe even $150 and any suggestions are much appreciated!! Thanks!
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    I like the Icy Box aluminum enclosures. They keep the drive cool yet have no fan.
     
  3. vicki2314 thread starter macrumors member

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    they definately look very nice! do you know where I can purchase one in the US?? I can only seem to find them online in UK stores... :(
     

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