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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-05-2009, 04:43 PM

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...and they won't work with a Dell Mini.

They're not USB, they're SATA.
we could use an usb-to-esata adapter... they're about $8 at www.dealextreme.com


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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-08-2009, 12:53 PM

I've been using a Vantec case with a laptop drive in it for years. I am a IT contractor and carry a ton of IT tools on an 80Gb drive. Its great because its all self contained and doesn't need an external power supply. Newegg sells them. The other thing that's great is the case is aluminum and keeps the drive cool. They come in colors to mach the mini also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817145136
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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-10-2009, 10:35 PM

I just got an external enclosure for my full sized laptop's old drive. It was about $11 from DealExtreme here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11914

It took a couple weeks to arrive, but it was well worth the wait! Now I've got 120GB of USB powered extra storage. Awesome! 8-)
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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-23-2009, 06:39 PM

What about the Western Digital My Passport USB 2.0 Portable hard drives?
They're pretty small, and they come in colors that match the Mini really well...

7.5 x 5.8 x 2.2 inches ; 1 pounds

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F9LXY2/



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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-23-2009, 09:42 PM

That's what I ended up getting after all was said and done. It is tiny, and will be perfect once i get switched over to OSX. Got the 500 gig one from Staples a few weeks ago delivered for about $90. Good deal.
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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-29-2009, 02:59 AM

i got the WD elite from costco. came with a case too.
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Default Re: What is the smallest (footprint size) external hard drive? - 04-30-2009, 04:20 AM

I was leery of the WD Passports because of bad experience with a much older PATA drive version that required more power than a single USB would provide. The newer high capacity SATA drive based ones are nice and work off just 1 port. I own the Studio Elite 400G version (firewire 800+USB) and I like it. I also bought a acomdata I rather like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822216051

eSATA and USB, fancy pleather case, very nice, small package.


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