Which External Harddrive to buy?? Question RE STORAGE SOLUTION
Posted on 2003-11-16
I am desperately looking for a definitive storage solution to accomodate my MP3 collection. I've bought a few high capacity harddrives but they all seemed to crash in one way or another, bad luck I guess
What I need is:
1. at least 250GB of space
2. which I can connect to my laptop using firewire and to my ipod also using firewire AT THE SAME TIME (so the device must have two firewire connectors)
3. it must not be too huge in physical size and too noisy in operation
4. it must have a separate on /off switch - or turn itself off as the computer is turned off.
I'm using a Sony Vaio Laptop, Pent. 4, with WINDOWS XP, SP1. It does not have USB 2. Only firewire.
I'm thinking I need something along the lines of a high capacity HDD put into an external enclosure. Does anyone have better ideas? Any personal recommendations? What products are the best on the market which offer a complete solution and are also reliable as well as convenient in operation? I don't mind paying $$$ as long as the device fits with my needs.
Thank you very much!! Look forward to your advice!