Hey everyone, I just bought a backup external hard drive from Newegg.com for my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. I got a Western Digital 80GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive. Specs: 7,200 RPM, 8MB Cache, cool heat-dissipating case, plug & play, pre-formatted, that's pretty much it. I hooked it up and I love it! This thing is fast too, that USB 2.0 is amazing! I haven't had much experience in testing out USB 2.0's speed potentials, but lemme tell you, it's friggin fast, and so is this hard drive!
As soon as I got it hooked up I wanted to back up important things on my hard drive, not OS files or things in the C: drive, just stuff in "My Documents" folder, like music, pictures, videos, office documents, you know. I also wanted to test the speed of the USB 2.0 and the 7,200 RPM drive. In total I transferred 4.8GB from my laptop to the external HD. For my test I transferred one folder that was 1.28GB, and for those techie's, I had pictures, videos, music, and other basic documents in this folder, in case you were wondering. So this folder with 1.28GB of stuff transferred in 3.5 minutes!!! WOW! I hand picked things from my laptop HD and dragged and dropped, so the whole 4.8GB transfer took about 5-6 minutes max! Awesome!
Anyway, enough blabbing, as I promised, pictures of the External Hard Drive and also you get to see my 9-month old Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook, all on my desk.
Comments, Questions are welcomed. Thanks for visiting my thread.