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Puget External Hard Drives Updated

Posted on November 27, 2006 by Jon Bach


We made some great updates to our external hard drive line today.

First, we took our existing line, and updated it to sizes of the best value. We used to carry 250GB and 400GB drives, and that has been updated to 320GB and 500GB for a small increase in price.

We then added a new line, using 2.5 inch laptop hard drives. This line is based on the Vantec NexStar 3 enclosure, and is much more compact. It still provides USB2/SATA support, and can draw power right from the USB or eSATA line!

You can view the parts on our parts store, or simply include them on any configuration page.


I've been shopping for an external drive. I like the Seagate model. One criteria I've been using when I browse is the RPM speed of the hard drive, but it's missing from the specs on your page.

It seems odd that the Seagate 160GB drive is $100 less than the 80GB drive.

Posted on 2006-11-29 10:51:44

The larger units use 7200RPM drives, and the smaller units use 5400RPM drives.

The smaller units use laptop hard drives, which are more expensive, and is why there is pricing overlap like that.

Posted on 2006-11-29 13:08:09

Thanks for the info. I like the slim drives and it's nice that they connect with USB and eSATA.

On the slim drives: I can't imagine anyone buying the 80GB drive when the 160GB is twice as much memory in the same small case for $100 less. Makes me scratch my head in bewilderment. Maybe the prices on those models got switched? I've messed up entering products in a database before, and it's not fun.

Posted on 2006-11-29 15:47:10

Wow, that's exactly what happened! Thanks for letting us know, all fixed up.

Posted on 2006-11-29 19:43:28