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Which types of external hard drives works with T400?

2008-10-09, 12:04 PM

Hi Thank you for reading my post.

Can someone please let me know which types of external hard drives works with a T400?

eSata, USB or firewire?

 Which model and brand you suggest for a 1TB drive?




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Re: Which types of external hard drives works with T400?

2008-10-09, 12:55 PM

USB 2.0 is the connection that is natively supported on the T400, no eSATA or Firewire port i think, you can get these ports by buying an expansion card for the card slot (i think it is the expresscard one) on the T400.


Regarding a 1TB drive, most of the large drive manufacturers have one out, but i suggest you unless you need the large capacity, i would stick with a smaller drives like 750 gig or 500 gig since the cost gigabyte is lower. Also i would stay away for storing all your important files solely in these drive, because if these things start to fail it would be on a moment's notice, you probably won't even have time to backup the files, before the harddrive gives up on you. 

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