Re: Looking for a small USB external Hard Drive at least 20 GB..................
60GB WD usb powered drive for $68.
While I havent heard of any specific problems, i have an initial strongly negative visceral reaction to powering even a 2.5" hard drive from a USB port. My bet is anything substandard will leave you with a funny 'something electronic is on fire' smell at some point... :P
Diskgo has some 12GB 1" usb powered drives for about $130. Fit in the palm of your hand and very low power. I think seagate has some in the 6-8GB range for $80-100.
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Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.