View Full Version : External storage.

04-18-2008, 12:25 PM
Even with two large internal hard drives, I still find need for more storage space and flexibility in moving files from desktop to laptop and sharing files with family and friends.

I picked up this nifty 250gig USB powered hard drive at Best Buy last week. It is small and light enough to literally fit in a shirt pocket.

I have owned external hard drives in the past but they always required A/C power and they were bulky. Since this dive is completely powered via USB, I can use it with my laptop in places where external power sources are unavailable.

The drive has a stated transfer rate of 480mb/sec. My test on a 10 gig file produced about 2/3 the stated transfer rate.

It's on sale for $119. With coupons printed from their website and a Reward Zone coupon I had stuck away, I paid just under $80.

If you're looking for an external storage option, here's the link:

USB powered Hard Drive (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8744736&st=usb+drive&lp=8&type=product&cp=4&id=1202648989707)

Hope this is helpful:


04-18-2008, 05:41 PM
Hi Keith,

That is a great suggestion! Thanks for sharing it with us. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif