So, with my impending ‘sorta’ move, I’m on the hunt for some reliable and portable external storage that I can use with either of my laptops.
My historic experiences with external USB/Firewire drives has been some what of a shaky and crappy one. Basically, I got my ass bit a few times because I’ve been too cheap to buy a decent external case and they became unreliable to a point where all of them are now sitting in a box waiting for a hazardous waste day.
So, my quest goes out to anybody who’s actually used external disks on a regular basis – I need one (or two) that meet the following requirements:
- Self powered (no external power supply required)
- Good size (200GB or bigger)
- Reasonable price (a 200 GB internal disk is worth about 70 bux)
- A reasonable brand name.
Let me know of any you’ve had experience with.