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Old 10-29-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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eSata External hard Drive

I planned to buy an external hard drive with an esata interface to load/run ubuntu linux from my laptop. I plan to keep vista on the lap to[p itself. Anyone have any recommendations (to buy or not buy) for a specific brand with this interface type/os? Thx
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Divide and conquer...

Any SATA HDD will meet your needs; all you have to do is decide which of the many offered by the major manufacturers you prefer.

Then buy an enclosure with an ESATA interface and install the HDD, a very simple procedure requiring a small Phillips screwdriver.

As an example of what is on the market in Denmark, this is what I bought because it has fan cooling and both USB 2 and ESATA. Newer models may have USB 3 and ESATA.

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Amen! I find you are much better off buying the drive and enclosure separately. Pre-packaged external drives (single 3.5" external drives, at least) almost universally have inadequate cooling, and the drives overheat badly. Also, you typically get a longer warranty period on a plain drive vs. one sold in an external package.


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