Most people wouldn't consider external hard drives "must have" technology. But, one look at the Seagate 200GB External Hard Drive will defiantly change your mind. This stackable external hard drive offers more than just attractive styling, it is a complete, portable backup solution. Excellent for transferring files from one computer to another, automating the archiving of crucial data or off-site safe storage.
With the price of IDE hard drives being dirt cheap now a days it is becoming more realistic to own supplementary drives for multiple operating systems, backups, redundancy, additional storage, etcetera. Personally, I've been swapping for years and chose to accommodate multi O/S functionality by separate drives for both Linux and Windows platforms.
I recently accuired a Maxtor DiamondMax PLUS-40 30 GB hard drive. These 7,200 RPM drives include Maxtor's unique DualWave twin processor technology for a 10x boost in host command processing speed. Coupled with 2 MB of high speed 100 MHz SDRAM for the cache buffer and an UltraDMA 66 interface, giving DualWave-equipped hard drives superior benchmark performance and maximum throughput.