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    Default Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a external hdd that has eSata. The only eSata HDD's I've seen at the moment are sold on trademe by "sharaz1." I don't really trust trademe that much and the warranty for the HDD is only a year. (No offense to sharaz1)

    This is what I'm looking for in the eSata External HDD:

    1TB External HDD
    eSata
    Price Range from $200 to $300

    I'm looking for retailers like DSE, Noel Leeming, Harvey Norman, PB Technologies, JB Hi Fi etc.

    And also, if anyone has got a eSata HDD is there a major difference in speed for transferring files.


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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Have a look on: http://pricespy.co.nz/pno_6372.html

    Unless you have a significant number of files to backup, I don't really think you need eSATA. I have it on my Seagate FreeAgent but I just use USB and it doesn't really make a difference.
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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Esata is much faster than USB. Essentially it is External SATA.

    If you're copying large files often, then I highly recommend it.

    But, if you won't be moving large files often, USB is good enough
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2173844,00.asp

    Also, if you can't find a HD that suits you, you can buy a 3.5" SATA drive and a 3.5" case seperate.

    Then put it together, usually very simple to do

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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Quote Originally Posted by vims213 View Post
    . The only eSata HDD's I've seen at the moment are sold on trademe by "sharaz1." . (No offense to sharaz1)
    Ah yes the infamous sharaz1, he has a number of other TM names too.
    And he is not to be trusted.
    You would not get any warranty at all, it may not even work - you won't know that as he doesn't like pickups and he won't allow any testing first anyway.
    He is abusive as well.

    There are plenty of esata drives around - take a look here:
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...ypeid=390&t=21
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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    If you are in Auckland go to Eden Computers. I am looking at the eSATA/USB2 external HDD case I got off them a while back.

    Welland Sunbright 2.5" HDD enclosure

    Welland 2.5" USB2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure

    You could even order it online and have it sent to you if not in Auckland.

    Ciao

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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    The link Pctek posted has some very good drives -

    Sharaz1, Farasha1, computerszone, and some others are all the same guy(s), the office is in blockhouse bay. Never, ever EVER buy anything from him. He is he dodgiest Asian crook you'll find.
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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Quote Originally Posted by HAL9000 View Post
    If you are in Auckland go to Eden Computers. I am looking at the eSATA/USB2 external HDD case I got off them a while back.

    Welland Sunbright 2.5" HDD enclosure

    Welland 2.5" USB2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure

    You could even order it online and have it sent to you if not in Auckland.

    Ciao
    It looks like a decent place to buy. Is your hdd still working? I've had a few problems with external hdd in the past.

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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Ah yes the infamous sharaz1, he has a number of other TM names too.
    And he is not to be trusted.
    You would not get any warranty at all, it may not even work - you won't know that as he doesn't like pickups and he won't allow any testing first anyway.
    He is abusive as well.

    There are plenty of esata drives around - take a look here:
    http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/comp...ypeid=390&t=21
    You guys should see this site before buying from sharaz1, farasha, mobiledepot (I think this is a new account). OVER 1000 NEGATIVE FEEDBACKS

    http://trademe-feedback-checker.cccp...egative&page=2

    Shows all the bad feedback in the past from him. Be warned buying from him/her" I have a feeling that the account name "mobiledepot" is sharaz, farasha new account. The seller sells similar items to the false trader sharaz.

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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Quote Originally Posted by vims213 View Post
    It looks like a decent place to buy. Is your hdd still working? I've had a few problems with external hdd in the past.
    What problems?


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    Default Re: Looking for eSata External HDD in Retail Stores

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    What problems?
    I've had a Lacie Brick 250GB for about 3 years now. When I click the button to switch the HDD on, it doesn't switch on. The last person I lended it to was my sister. She has a Powerbook which is using Mac Panther (Really Old Software). Is it because of the Powerbook that my hdd is not working?

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