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    Anything I should look for, or stay away from, in buying an external hard drive?

    Besides size, USB2 and maybe Firewire, of course. Are there significant differences between brands?

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    I like my Maxtor 300GB USB. However, to get Windows XP Pro SP2 to recognize it in Explorer I have to turn it off and on every time after boot up.
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    For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

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    Two I am looking at are Iomega and IOGear. Does anyone know anything good or bad about either brand?

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    I'd say metal case and internal fan of you are considering with 3.5" drive.

    My one experie with external drive made me not by another after drive died in < 1 year (due to heat I figure).

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