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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-06-24, 08:32 PM
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I bought an empty external case from eBay for under $7 (including s/h). I then bought a 500Gb Seagate (I think it was around $70), and popped the drive into the case (it took 5 minutes to put together). I use this setup for all my back up stuff like pictures music, video's, etc. Good deal for under $80.
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-06-24, 11:49 PM
 
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The USB2 drives can be formatted to FAT32 or NTFS. NAS and networked drives depend on the internal software. You need to research them and check the specs.
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-06-25, 08:39 AM
 
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That's a beef of mine, it never lists it in the specs. At least not online.
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-06-30, 04:26 PM
 
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The latest Maxtor OneTouch reportedly use Seagate drives inside (Maxtor was bought out by Seagate) and include the OneTouch backup software, whereas the last time I bought one I don't recall the Seagate FreeAgent drive coming with any backup software at all.

Plus I like the case design of the new Maxtor OneTouch slightly more than the FreeAgent (can actually be put down on its side instead of standing vertical if one desired)
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-07-09, 03:26 PM
 
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The FreeAgent Pro comes with very subtle and sophisticated back up software already installed.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 2008-07-10, 08:34 PM
 
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costco has WD mybook/worldbook external drives, in 500gb, 1tb and 2tb models, ranging from like 120 bucks to 500 for the 2tb model, that has like world-wide ethernet access, esata, firewire/usb2, etc etc etc.

the 2tb is actually 2x1tb that can be used in mirrored raid (raid 5?) for extra protection.
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