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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2008, 02:18:21 AM »
The ones I bought came from a sales alert from the following forum:
http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/
Like Tim, I also don't listen to every review.  :)
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2008, 03:22:44 AM »
Thank  You Gentelman. Will check it out !!! :)

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2008, 05:20:57 AM »
Well most of the bad reviews of external drives come from the fact that they tend to fail more often than internal drives due to heat. Thats why I look for external enclosures that have a fan and good ventilation ports on them.

Also While they tend to cost a little more, I usually recommend Firewire (IEEE 1394) based external drives. Most computers today have at least one Firewire port. Firewire devices keep a constant speed during operation rather than the fluctuations in speed that USB drives have. This makes them better for accessing large files at a constant rate (like video files).

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2008, 05:58:30 PM »
Well most of the bad reviews of external drives come from the fact that they tend to fail more often than internal drives due to heat. Thats why I look for external enclosures that have a fan and good ventilation ports on them.

Also While they tend to cost a little more, I usually recommend Firewire (IEEE 1394) based external drives. Most computers today have at least one Firewire port. Firewire devices keep a constant speed during operation rather than the fluctuations in speed that USB drives have. This makes them better for accessing large files at a constant rate (like video files).


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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2008, 08:15:07 PM »
Well most of the bad reviews of external drives come from the fact that they tend to fail more often than internal drives due to heat. Thats why I look for external enclosures that have a fan and good ventilation ports on them.

Also While they tend to cost a little more, I usually recommend Firewire (IEEE 1394) based external drives. Most computers today have at least one Firewire port. Firewire devices keep a constant speed during operation rather than the fluctuations in speed that USB drives have. This makes them better for accessing large files at a constant rate (like video files).
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2008, 09:22:24 PM »
This will work provided you have either of the two ports mentioned.
Be sure you have the latest driver updates.
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2008, 02:23:05 AM »
Thanks Bob. :)

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2008, 05:01:42 AM »
Like Bob said it should work fine in Windows ME, Microsoft even released a update for Windows 98 to add Firewire support so its supported in almost every Microsoft OS.
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2008, 04:34:50 PM »
Great, Thanks Mac !!

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2008, 04:22:42 PM »
I just downloaded Easeus Partition Manager.  I was reading the help file and noticed that it said I would lose all my information on my hard disk to do it.  Is that true?  I just reinstalled Windows a little while ago and don't want to have to do that again so soon.
As recommended in this thread, I also have considered buying an external hard drive, and found one that is both USB and Firewire.  Since I have one XP computer with USB and another newer Vista computer with Firewire, this looking interesting. 
Does anyone know anything about it.  If so, what do you think?
BTW it was on sale at Buy.com.
It doesn't mention Windows Vista operating system in the Tech Specs either.

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2008, 09:55:29 PM »
Hi roro,
Maybe the picture I just took will answer your question.  :) ;D :)

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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2008, 10:06:10 PM »
Hi Bob
I see you have one.  Does it work on Vista?
How does it compare with the Maxtor STM305004OTA3E5-RK OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB External Hard Drive  mentioned in the post by Hines 232?
The price for each is about the same when you factor in S & H at Tiger Direct, and free shipping at Buy.com.
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2008, 10:27:40 PM »
roro,
It's a hard drive and works on all operating systems. I've had it connected the my laptop (vista) but am now using it
on this XP SP3 system.
I can't compare it to another model since I don't have the other model.  :)
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2008, 10:39:24 PM »
That sounds great Bob as I have both those OS systems to use it on.  I really don't like all the negative reports on the Maxtor so will probably go with the Fantom.
thanks for your feedback. 8) 8)
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Re: Never Re-install Windows Again Part 1 to 3
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2008, 03:07:00 AM »

Hi Bob
I see you have one.  Does it work on Vista?
How does it compare with the Maxtor STM305004OTA3E5-RK OneTouch 4 Plus 500GB External Hard Drive  mentioned in the post by Hines 232?
The price for each is about the same when you factor in S & H at Tiger Direct, and free shipping at Buy.com.
RoRo

Vista actually has the best support for Firewire devices of any Windows OS. Its the only windows OS to support Firewire 800 devices without a patch or registry tweak :).
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