external hard drive

  joe95 14:53 09 Jan 2005

Thanks everyone for your advice on my previous post re this. I am a little confused was going to make one up myself from ebuyer but when I checked some it didn't say whether they were usb2 or not,does this matter as pre-made external drives state usb2 and are more expensive.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:55 09 Jan 2005

USB2 will be an advantage if you transfer large amounts of data (such as in a backing up procedure). Any caddy you get should be USB2 to ensure ease of use.

  €dstowe 14:59 09 Jan 2005

If you are looking at the Belkin cases that ebuyer are selling, yes, they are USB2 - I have several of them.

  alan227 15:05 09 Jan 2005

I have a Belkin which is also USB2.
Will take hard drives and optical drives.

  joe95 15:09 09 Jan 2005

sorry but I don't quite understand,does the drive I buy have to be usb2 or does the caddy perform that?

  alan227 15:16 09 Jan 2005

No it does not have to be USB2 but the 2 version transfers information a lot faster.
The electronics in the caddy determine which speed it runs at.

  joe95 15:23 09 Jan 2005

Thanks will go ahead with my purchase.

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