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    Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    I want to know the best place you have found (either at a store or on-line) for buying an external hard drive. I want to be able to back up my pictures and get them off of my computer.



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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! usually hs some good deals. Just make sure you're browsing in detail.



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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    Go to newegg.com and buy one. I've heard the Western Digital Passports are pretty good. You don't need an external power source since it's powered by USB. I don't usually recommend Best Buy but I believe they had these for $75 on sale.

    Some of the others have push button auto backup, which would be nice. You may as well back up the whole PC.



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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Go to newegg.com and buy one. I've heard the Western Digital Passports are pretty good. You don't need an external power source since it's powered by USB. I don't usually recommend Best Buy but I believe they had these for $75 on sale.

    Some of the others have push button auto backup, which would be nice. You may as well back up the whole PC.
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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    newegg or tigerdirect. If you really don't want to ever lose your pictures, burn them to a dvd though. If the external drive ever went south everything would be gone obviously.



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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    If you burn to a DVD they are only supposed to have a ten-year life span. Kodak makes some special archival DVD's that are supposed to last longer.



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    Re: Buying a Computer Hard Drive

    Almost ALWAYS you are going to find a better price online. I can't even remember the last time I bought hardware or software at a store unless it I absolutely couldn't wait for it.


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