USB POWERED 1tb external HD

Gav2k

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Buy an external 2.5" enclosure most are USB powered and buy a laptop drive. Job done
 

Gav2k

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No. Don't do this. The 1TB laptop drives are a non-standard height. They will not fit in most 2.5" enclosures. Definitely buy a pre-assembled one.
There are plenty on the Market that are tall enough.
 

Thorbjorn

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MacMall has the Fantom 1Tb Greendrive for $59.99 after rebates. I got mine there a while ago and it's been sweet. Quiet. No problems. It's pretty highly reviewed on their site--read the reviews. Price can't be beat.
 

monokakata

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This week I asked Oyen Digital about 12.5mm 2.5" cases, and they replied that around or after the 1st of the year they'll have a 2.5" case that can handle 12.5 mm drives. That means you could stick the WD 1 TB drive in that case.

I have one of their 2.5" FW400/FW800/eSATA cases, and it's very nice. If they're going to put USB in that 12.5mm-capable case, you'll be good.
 

flopticalcube

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Very nice but, again, not USB-powered.
Do you get the feeling that many are not reading the OPs post. :rolleyes:

OP, while not cheap, I will say that the MacSales ones are good. I have two of the Triple feature ones (500GB). Both FW and USB work great without an external power supply.

I looked around and didn't find anything cheaper than what you found. That may be your best option if you only need USB. Seems like a good external HD.
 

ZMacintosh

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Do you get the feeling that many are not reading the OPs post. :rolleyes:

OP, while not cheap, I will say that the MacSales ones are good. I have two of the Triple feature ones (500GB). Both FW and USB work great without an external power supply.

I looked around and didn't find anything cheaper than what you found. That may be your best option if you only need USB. Seems like a good external HD.
Or even the thread title whose first two words (in all-caps no less) are USB POWERED. :rolleyes:

Actually one was posted right here:
otherwise for 189$ Amazon has it too:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Passport-Essential-WDBABM0010BBK-NESN/dp/B002OB49SM

substantially cheaper and exactly what the OP is looking for; a USB POWERED 1TB Drive and 2.5 to boot.


189 or 199 is fairly decent deal while most of the time 1TB 2.5" go in the range of 220 ~ 320$ even 640s are still in the mid $100's
 

flopticalcube

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Actually one was posted right here:


otherwise for 189$ Amazon has it too:
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Passport-Essential-WDBABM0010BBK-NESN/dp/B002OB49SM

substantially cheaper and exactly what the OP is looking for; a USB POWERED 1TB Drive and 2.5 to boot.


189 or 199 is fairly decent deal while most of the time 1TB 2.5" go in the range of 220 ~ 320$ even 640s are still in the mid $100's
See my post #7. I believe the OP is in Canada as he cited amazon.ca with the above drive in post #1. Its quite the price difference between .com and .ca

Using shopbot.ca, newegg.ca has the best price still.
 

Sweener88

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holy thanks everyone!! and for flopticalcube for keeping it on track :) lol Yes i do need the usb power and i am in canada lol thanks SO much for all you help everyone!! my last question is does anyone know roughly if harddrive prices drop before christmas? like would holding off untill christmas, or i could even hold off until may at the latest (end of school). would that be the smartest option?:confused: thanks!:)
 

Sweener88

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also, if its not worth waiting til christmas or may then i think ill go for the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDBABM0010BBK-NESN (Midnight Black)
from new egg (which is 60 cheaper then Amazon!!! :D ) THANKS!!!
 

ThirteenXIII

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also, if its not worth waiting til christmas or may then i think ill go for the Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive WDBABM0010BBK-NESN (Midnight Black)
from new egg (which is 60 cheaper then Amazon!!! :D ) THANKS!!!
Not sure if the rules work the same in Canada, BUT...if you goto Bing.com and type newegg and click the first very top Sponsored Ad, you should get an additional 10% off your order (it will get sent to your Bing.com account)


again not 100% if it works the same for newegg.ca
hopefully it does =)
 

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