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« on: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 21:17:12 PM »
I'm going to college next year and I'd like a laptop/notebook/netbook/etc. You get the picture. I'd also like for my external to be compatible with it but I have no idea whatsoever if you can add an eSATA port to a netbook. In a perfect world I'd have a little netbook with an internal 1TB HD so I could use it in the car and other places without having to have the external plugged into an outlet.

In the cheapest possible way - keeping in mind I already have a 1TB external that I'd prefer to work with - what do you guys suggest I do? I guess I could settle for a $249 (on Apple's site) iPod classic with 160GB but that doesn't solve my laptop problem and I have more than 160GB of music so I'd have to pick and choose.

Oh and when I was thinking about making this thread I had a ton of stuff I wanted to mention but now I feel like I left out a bunch of stuff and it won't make sense haha
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Re: Advice
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 22:19:55 PM »
I have no idea whatsoever if you can add an eSATA port to a netbook.
I doubt it but who knows, maybe on the really new ones.

In a perfect world I'd have a little netbook with an internal 1TB HD
No. Unless it's a SSD. Do not. Shocks, drops, high temperatures and other nasties are more prone to laptops. If your laptop will never move and the hard drive is properly cooled with a blowing fan, maybe. Do you really want all the data currently on your external to be randomly destroyed in an accident?

In the cheapest possible way - keeping in mind I already have a 1TB external that I'd prefer to work with - what do you guys suggest I do? I guess I could settle for a $249 (on Apple's site) iPod classic with 160GB but that doesn't solve my laptop problem and I have more than 160GB of music so I'd have to pick and choose.
They make little HD's like 320GB and 500GB (I saw a couple once, Western Digital) that are actually laptop hard drives powered by the USB port. This might be your best bet.


Also, for fuck's sake, be as gentle as possible with any external drive you get. If it goes in a car or backpack, wrap it in a blanket. Less shock and movement = happier hard drive and a happier hard drive is less likely to destroy your data.
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Re: Advice
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 17:55:30 PM »
My external has never moved, but oddly enough I've discovered that it causes my daily bluescreen and freezing. When it's not on, no problems. When I have a file currently in use (for example, I lock computer with a song playing), no problems. When it is on and not in use, problems every single time.

Anywho, I didn't think of the risk. I would hate to lose all my music. I have a lot of time to think about this, but I'd really like to be able to use my laptop with music away from home without having to use a smaller HD to store music. The 500GB HD you mentioned seems like a perfect fit for what I want, any idea what price range I can expect?
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 18:57:43 PM »
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Re: Advice
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 19:30:30 PM »
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Re: Advice
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 19:58:12 PM »
Alright that's not bad. Throw in the cost of a laptop and it's looking like I need to get a job. Although I found some kid who wants to buy my drums and guitar so there's some cash. Drums were upwards of $800 new and the guitar can bring in a hundred or so with my amp. Yay, money. My grandparents also have a shit load of money they like to throw at me for the holidays. I typically hate all holidays (I've mentioned this here before..) but I can put up with the terrible music and retarded concept enough to accept some cash from relatives.
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Re: Advice
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 20:21:51 PM »
There is no way I am going to believe that you listen to all 160 gb or more of your music. I would say for the iPod, just put what you listen to on it. I mean you must have music that you no longer listen to just wasting space on your hard drive. Even if you do like it all, it is easy to pick the music that you listen to most recently and then just swap it out when you are feeling something different.
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Re: Advice
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 20:40:29 PM »
Maybe its all in flac :D



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Re: Advice
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 21:38:51 PM »
I typically hate all holidays (I've mentioned this here before..) but I can put up with the terrible music and retarded concept enough to accept some cash from relatives.

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Re: Advice
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 22:30:35 PM »
@Nate: Hooray.

@Blue: Only some is in FLAC and I have an mp3 version as well to add to my iPod. The mp3 versions are not located under my music directory, however, because it makes me mad when I add the directory to foobar and I have two versions of all the songs and when I try to play an album it plays each song twice and I have to skip the second play unless I really like the song in which case I re-play the FLAC version which makes the mp3 versions completely useless and they irk me and cause me to write ridiculous run-on sentences.
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Re: Advice
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 23:00:43 PM »
@Blue: Only some is in FLAC and I have an mp3 version as well to add to my iPod.

If you <3 iPod then just convert everything to ALAC. Same as FLAC but it's Apple's version.
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Re: Advice
« Reply #11 on: Friday, November 19, 2010, 03:32:26 AM »
Rockbox.....
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Re: Advice
« Reply #12 on: Friday, November 19, 2010, 03:35:19 AM »
Rockbox.....

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Re: Advice
« Reply #13 on: Friday, November 19, 2010, 23:13:43 PM »
Aye, tis but a Touch.
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