[conspire] would this be a good external hard drive for my Linux Certified laptop?

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Sun Feb 7 00:46:44 PST 2010


On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Eric De Mund <ead-conspire at ixian.com> wrote:
> Darlene,
> ] I'm looking at external hard drives for my Linux Certified laptop that
> ] I would carry around with me. [...]
> ]
> ] Can anyone recommend or warn me away from this external hard drive?
> ] I'm thinking the "rugged" will protect the hard drive given I'll be
> ] carrying it around with the laptop.
> ]
> ] http://www.centralcomputers.com/ccp68099--lacie-301371-rugged-500gb-2-5--fw-fw800-usb-5400-301371-drilac30186r.htm
> In a word, no. It's overpriced. (Plus, I don't see that it's really
> rugged; there's no mention in the specifications of how many G forces it
> can withstand, so I don't trust that they're using the term "rugged" in
> anything other than a marketing sense.)
> It seems that the going price these days for external USB 2.0 drives is
> $100.00 per terabyte; cf. the $50 drive at:
>    500 GB Hitachi USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (SKU #5742212)
>    http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?advid=32664&adid=8898477&subid=28337124&type=
> In general, see the Friday Fry's supplement in the San Jose Mercury News
> to see what hardware prices have fallen to (i.e. they're always falling,
> over time). If you don't get the Mercury News in paper form, then:
> 1.  Visit:
>    San Jose Mercury News
>    http://www.mercurynews.com/
> 2.  and search for "Fry's display ad" for any Friday date (their weekend
>    supplement, printed each Friday, is the biggest, typically 8 pages);
> 3.  this weekend's (2/5/2010's) supplement may be found at:
>    Fry's Electronics
>    http://newspaperads.mercurynews.com/ROP/ads.aspx?adid=8898475&advid=32664&type=
> Then, with that price knowledge, shop at your preferred vendor. (Mine is
> presently newegg.com.)
> I hope this helps,

Yes - thank you very much for taking the time to look up and give me
urls and for answering my question! I will use the link to check

I will most likely check Costco. I don't like to purchase online.

> Eric
> --
> Eric De Mund
> ead at ixian.com

equal justice under law,
Darlene Wallach

More information about the conspire mailing list