Replacement for external hard drive - PC

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  1. WinstonN

    WinstonN Silver Supporting Member

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    My old Maxtor 160 external HD is acting up and I'm ready to replace it before things get worse. A search for Hard Drive suggestions yielded mostly Mac related suggestions, and this is for a PC w/ Digi 003R/ PT LE. I assume firewire is the way to go...what about speed, etc.? Other considerations?
     
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    I'm interested also...I'd like only to save my pics and music.
     
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    If eSATA is an option, that would be faster than firewire. I would also recommend getting the drive and enclosure separately. I use an Icy Dock enclosure and a Samsung Spinpoint drive (7200 RPM).
     
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    As with the others, I can't recommend strongly enough that you go with the metal (NOT PLASTIC) external enclosure and plug a standard hard drive into it. Much better from a reliability and replacement standpoint.
     
  6. WinstonN

    WinstonN Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys. That is exactly what I am going to do - makes great sense.
     

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