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Looking for good portable 2.5" USB 500GB HDD

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Hi all,

 

I'm in the process of looking for a good portable USB 2.5" HDD around the 500GB range.

 

I was interested in the:-

 

Seagate ST905003FAM2E1-RK

FreeAgent Go 2.5" 500GB USB2.0 8MB Cache(BLK)

 

I was interested until I read about some of these problems people were having:-

 

http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/messag...mp;thread.id=73

 

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...fm/1149729.html

 

As you can imagine, reading about these kind of stories has put me off getting one of these.

 

The other one I also am considering is the:-

 

Western Digital WDME5000TA

PASSPORT ESSENTIAL, USB2, 500GB, 5400RPM, 12ms (BLACK)

 

I have very little knowledge about what have been good/proven portable HDD's, so just wondering what kind experiences you guys have had with any of the above and perhaps which you would recommend?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

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I personally purchased the drive and the casing separately. I grabbed the 320GB WD Scorpio and a Philips 2.5" case (very good looking and superb quality). I preferred this route, because external drives as a retail package, seemed to only have 1 year warranty, while the drive I purchased has 2 or 3 year.

 

Not to mention it was a cheaper way of building the unit (I saved about

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I personally purchased the drive and the casing separately. I grabbed the 320GB WD Scorpio and a Philips 2.5" case (very good looking and superb quality). I preferred this route, because external drives as a retail package, seemed to only have 1 year warranty, while the drive I purchased has 2 or 3 year.

 

Not to mention it was a cheaper way of building the unit (I saved about

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I have a Western Digital passport and I love it. I also purchase them for some of the researchers where I work. Very reliable drives.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136301

 

Other colors available

 

 

 

 

 

i have to agree i have the western digital drive too but im not sure its the passport or not its a 500 gb hdd and belive me its all u want it has been used as a media transfer tool for some 4 months now and nevr dissapointed once

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I have a Western Digital passport and I love it. I also purchase them for some of the researchers where I work. Very reliable drives.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136301

 

Other colors available

the passports are good and all but you can build yourself for cheaper (and have more flexability with the drive)

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I have the fullsize freeagent 500GB... Not a single problem :)

not very portable though, as I'm sure that require an external power brick as opposed to via usb?

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Thanks heaps guys. :)

 

Keep us updated with how you get on. You might find in the current climate that a retail box 2.5" drive is cheaper than buying the drive and casing separately you know, but then again, it might not be. It depends on what you want to do!

 

I look forward to your return :)

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