Samsung or Seagate for 2.5"

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  1. idkfa macrumors regular

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    (EDIT: I was stupid and labelled this thread with Samsung instead of Toshiba...)

    I have narrowed down my search for an external HD for my iBook. I decided to go with a 60 Gb 2.5" Internal with a Nexstar 3 Red Enclosure. I decided against getting a 3.5" for now, as I want something much more portable.

    My two choices are essentially the same price. The first is a local purchase, the second is online. I basically just wanted to know which option would be better.

    All funds are Canadian $$$.

    Option 1 (Local) (not quite sure about the warranties yet though):

    Nexstar 3 - $39.99
    Toshiba 60 Gb 2.5" HD - $119.99

    Total (after tax) - $183.98


    Option 2 (tigerdirect.ca):

    Nexstar 3 (1 Year warranty) - $31.99
    Seagate 60 Gb 2.5" HD OEM (5 year Warranty) - $107.99

    Total (after tax and shipping) - $184.75


    So I am basically just asking Seagate or Toshiba... any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a samsung or a toshiba?!? :confused:

    I have heard nothing but bad things about tigerdirect
    So I am quite hesitant to recommend going the online route.
    Maybe someone else who had experiences with them can help you out.
    They do have a poor rating: http://www.resellerratings.com/seller5616.html

    I do however like the seagate much more because of the warranty.
     
  3. idkfa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Woops!

    It is a Toshiba.

    And thanks for the warning about tigerdirect.
     
  4. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    if 40 GB is ok, i'd go with this tiny LaCie
    its seriously small. cheaper too
     
  5. idkfa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    But, I think I will just buy the Toshiba and enclosure locally. 40 GB is not really enough, and I really don't want to pay $119.99 US for it.

    I also have my mind pretty much set on the Nexstar 3 Red enclosure... :D

    My main question is, I guess, are Toshiba okay?
     
  6. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Toshiba is fine, they should have a 3 year warranty.

    Just a heads up, I had an older version of the Nexstar enclosure and a toshiba
    hdd as well. My powerbook's usb power was unable to power it up. I had
    to get a power adapter for it and because of that, it wasn't as portable as
    I would like. I have since traded it for a firewire/usb enclosure which has plenty
    of power to run the hdd.

    EDIT: The firewire supplies enough power, usb does not...on the powerbook at least.
     
  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    I am a strong supporter of Seagate. If for no other reason, the 5 year warranty is great.
     

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