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Which External HD to get


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I was looking to purchase an external HD for my macbook. I'm thinking of getting one of the following;

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=113881

or

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=119016

Has anybody had any experience with any of those drives? any reviews, comments etc on any of the 2?
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I'd go for the WD. Personally I'm looking for a good/cheap NAS external drive.
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I have the WD Passport and it works great with SuperDuper
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I cheated on this issue just recently.
I upgraded my internal drive(80Gb) to a 160Gb 7200.2 SATA-300 drive
I then purchased a cheapo SATA-USB enclosure from eBay for a tenner and a couple of quid postage(bargin)
I then slapped in the new drive in the enclosure and ran superduper to copy everything.
I then swapped the drives around and formatted the 80Gb for general storage. Best of both worlds now. Large internal and a smaller drive for all my personal data.
Cost me a total of 140 odd quid.

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