Seeing that I just bought a new HDD (WD Caviar Blue 320gb) drive from NewEgg for my aging Gateway Laptop (an M350WVN) and it cost $89(shipped)
and Seeing that 320Gb passport drives are $79 at WalMart
and remembering that I tore apart a passport drive a couple of years ago to ressurect a friends IBM T-20 as at the time they were IDE/ata-6 laptop drives I was wondering… are they still?
Are WD passport USB drives still ATA-6/IDE drives or are they now SATA.
Has anyone opened one up to see?
Having learned my lesson about backing up my laptop (complete setup with OS on anoher drive) to save me the hour on the phone (I’ve heard far worse stories) with Microsoft to reactivate my XP OS…
getting another backup drive for $10 less seems attractive…
I could still use the drive in my Desktop if it’s SATA, but there are far cheaper alternatives for a SATA drive ($64 for a 750gb WD-Black at NewEgg this week:)
Does anyone know?
If not what about the seagate FreeAgent USB portables?
What’s inside them?
Not to mention that if WalMart is selling them for $79 they MUST be cheaper (likely a lot cheaper) elsewhere…