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Old 05. Jul 2011, 09:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
emmjay
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I went through this exercise last year. Lots of people recommended Seagate to me but after a lot of research I ended up with a WD 320GB My Passport (2010 model). It is USB 2.0 and I use it on XP/SP3. It is an external drive and I am very pleased with it. The internal HDD is 11yrs old and the system is used a lot ... I looked at the unit and it is IBM logo'd, but Belarc shows it as WD.

The unit runs quiet (no noise at all) and it stays cool. It is small. I do not use the WDSmart software that came with it (it does backups etc). I use free Paragon Drive Backup. I tested recovering my laptop from the unit and it worked without any problems.

Good luck.
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