External Hard Drive

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I am wanting to buy a portable USB hardrive for storing photos etc on while overseas.

We have WD passport Hard rives here at work, and thought one of them would be perfect, but while playing around with one of them i found that it doesn't quite do what i would like it to do.

Can anyone recommend a small portable hard drive?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

NewEgg would be a good place to start.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... me=USB+2.0
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What do you want it to do?
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All i want to be able to do is store photos from my digital camera on it while I'm traveling.

So a drop and drag type function would be great.
The ones we have at work are WD passport ones which synchronize the data, but are a bit awkward to use.
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Something like this?
http://www.card-media.co.uk/storvision+psc100.htm
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hey, thats pretty cool.

I think something like that would be perfect, but i think i would still rather have a portable hard drive so i can stick other things on it as well.

anyone have a portable hard drive that they would recommend?
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usually I just buy the drive and the enclosure separate. But if you look in any Sunday circular for Best Buy or Staples you'll usually find one on sale for pretty cheap (60 - 80 bucks for a 100-200 gig or so).
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I am curious about storage and stumbled upon this: http://swtch.com/~rsc/talks/group05-venti.pdf
I don't understand much of it, but I just wanted to know are there some neat/interesting/practical ways of enhancing storage without buying loads of GB in several(more than four) hard drives? or a simpler way of getting more value out of the hard drive space you already have?
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Also, weep.
I was interested in an external hard drive. I have seen a few recommendations for buying an enclosure, but are there guidelines as to the hard drive going in there? Is it better to have a 2.5 or 3.5 inch hard drive in this enclosure setup(or a different size)? On a Western Digital I used I don't like the buttons. I pressed it once to shut it down after the computer was off and it didn't respond. I had to hold the button down quite a while before it responded. Are the external hard drives meant to be running all the time?

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