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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Check out my new Tech Toy! with Pics! (non-car related)

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.











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I have the same laptop. I like it Nice add on
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Could you run HD Tach and post results of that USB 2.0 wonder?

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I've never heard of HD Tach, what is it and where do I find it? What does it do?

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Ok, I found that HD Tach program by googling. I've never heard of it before, so I installed it, and ran a "Quick Bench" on the new External Hard Drive. The screen it gave me at the end I captured and saved. I don't know if there is any other way to show the results, but here is what I got.


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Looks perdy! Here's the one I got. It's 80GB too.



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very nice dan--

i like the external hd--
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Thanks Mello for posting those results. They just confirm one thing i was thinking about!

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I have the exact same harddrive in 120GB and it's awesome, a bit big but it is mostly for backing up everything on my laptop and computer. It was a really good price at Target too.

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Let's see some $$$ so I know if I can get one.


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