External disk storage/drive for Desktop

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 Minitower and like to have an external storage/drive with ~ 100 GM capacity.
Any recommendations and pricing?

Question by:JohnLucania
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    Expert Comment

    I would recommend an external USB2 enclosure and then you can add any available IDE drive to it:  You can swap out the hard drive for a larger one as time goes on, and you will benefit from the inherently lower prices of bare hard drives.

    I recommend a metal case because it can get pretty hot after a few hours, and you want to keep it as cool as possible.

    Author Comment

    Is there anything from DELL?
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    Accepted Solution

    They sell a Maxtor 100GB drive, which would work, but if you can get a 100GB hard drive for $100 or less (easy to do), combining that with the enclosure would be cheaper.  It depends on if you feel ok with spending more and buying it from Dell.

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