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Recommendation for 2.5 inch hard disk

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Hiz,

I never used external 2.5 inch disk before so could u guys recommend one reliable and fast 80G(since currently 80G has the best GB to $ ratio) 2.5 HDD to use in external USB casing? I will also need a reliable 2.5 HDD USB casing. Please give me a few models so that I can check with the local vendors for availability. Thank you!

Totally disppointed with 3.5 externals..

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Hi, yes, 7200 2.5" drives are quite faster than 5400 ones. You can feel the difference.. however, putting one of these in an external USB2 enclosure, under my point of view is almost a waste, because the added speed will be wasted in the interface. (USB2 interfaces rarely provide above 30MBps throughput)

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btw does 7200rpm 2.5 HDD has drastic performance advantage over 5400rpm counterparts?

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You'll get a far greater performance advantage by buying a drive enclosure with both usb 2.0 and firewire. 1394 knocks usb 2.0 into a cocked hat, much lower CPU overhead & far better sustained throughput.

http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/mercury.ars/4

http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/storage/e...sures/ult31308/

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