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Tell me which cheap fast 1TB external HD i should by

post #1 of 17
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Hi

I'm in need of a new external HD/NAS.
I'm looking for something cheap(max ~$200), as fast as possible(USB or ethernet), 1TB.

I'll plug it in to my airport extreme, hopefully I will be able to stream 1080p but I've almost given that up.

Been lookng at the WD Mybook essential edition II, any good?

The easiest for me would be if some one just could tell me what to buy so I dont have to think about it any more, going nuts.
post #2 of 17
$85.00 Western Digital refurb.
eCOST.com-Western Digital 1TB My Book Essential USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - WDH1U10000N - Western Digital WDH1U10000N (External Storage) - eCOST.com - electronics, computers, laptops, mp3 players
post #3 of 17
x2, you cant go wrong with WD. Excelent drives.
I was looking for an external HDD with eSata but thats not easy to find for a decent price.
post #4 of 17
wd mybook is great
post #5 of 17
Yes, WD is definitely the way to go. I can't remember which one mine is, but it's silver, 1TB, and I couldn't be happier.
post #6 of 17
buffalo linkstation NAS

WD = plague. avoid. like. the
post #7 of 17
What's wrong with WD?

I have 2 internal and external HDDs, all WD, and they are working like charm.
post #8 of 17
twice bitten, thrice shy.

i have had a lot of WD mybooks and all have eventually failed, at a much higher rate than any other drive i have had multiples of

BTW, i am not talking exclusively about internal drives, WD must add something deleterious to their awful sata controllers in the proprietory shells

used to like their 10k raptors but had two of those that died also

these firms used to be good, but like most turn to proverbial beeps.
post #9 of 17
Hmmm, maybe I'm a lucky guy?
Been using the Raptor for long time without any issue here.
post #10 of 17
The best storage hard drive I've ever tried is the WD10EADS. Can be had on newgg for around $75 when on sale, but $85 regularly. Although the difference in price between externals and internals ain't what they used to be, I wouldn't personally buy an external. Last I checked most if not all external drives have only 1 year warranties which is another reason not to go that route.
post #11 of 17
I strongly recommend Western Digital Elements 1TB.

It's so quiet, quick and soundless. Pure Western Digital quality.


- Force.
post #12 of 17
Fast as possible = RAID 0 or raptor or SSD. But that's stupid you're playing movies, not creating HD videos.

You don't need fast drive. 5400rpm drives are fast enough for 1080p streaming. Look for "green" drives.
post #13 of 17
Any good 1.5TB drive for primarily HD media storage/playback for the media server?
post #14 of 17
I got a Fantom Drives 1TB external on sale at newegg. Quiet (no fan), uses a maxtor drive, looks good (made of aluminium, blue led) at least the equal of my old WD500gig+rosewill enclosure.
post #15 of 17
fast = try to find an esata drive for a good price
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