Reviews Of 3 Popular External Hard Drives
External hard drives are gaining popularity as more people are becoming data conscious and also because of the value for money prices. The advantage of these drives is that they can serve as an amazingly large backup system and allow the user to carry large amounts of data with them. The disadvantage is that some of the external drives are sometimes slower then the internal drives due to the way the interface with the computer. Many people especially the new buyers are often confused about which brand to purchase so I have short listed four that are suitable for office and home user.
Fantom G-Force MegaDisk (MDC1000 1TB USB 2.0 / IEEE 1394a / 1394b External Hard Drive) with 1000GB is excellent for storing your media files and even important office documents and other data. It can work with your USB 2.0 or Firewire connections and access speeds and data transfer is easy and quite fast. This drive is available for approximately $ 120.
Fantom TFD500U8 (500GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0) is quite a cheap hard drive and is available for nearly $100 or a little less then that. This model doesnâ€™t have a fan thus it doesnâ€™t make a lot of noise. This drive boasts 500GB and provides fast speeds with the hard drive working at 7200rpm. However there are some rumors that were heard about this drive not working after several weeks, but then again these are rumors and very few. Even after this I will say that Fantom is known for being very decent when it comes to warranty repairs.
SimpleTech S320U (320GB USB 2.0) is another cheap brand, offering 320 GB for $90. This drive uses vents for cooling so you will have to be sure to place it in an appropriate way in other ways the vents should not be blocked. Itâ€™s a small hard disk with a USB 2.0 access, one of this drives good feature is that it can run smoothly on its top or side.