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Supreme Dalek posted a topic in Disk Storage / Music Library StorageFirstly I am enjoying reading the site - getting plenty of info off it - so congratulations to Chris for it and despite not getting any reply to my first post/question I am more hopeful re this one.....so here goes. I recently bought an Iomega EgO2 Hard Drive and up until recently it has performed well, even though there is not much music on it yet. The thing is I am quite intolerant to noise in my listening room and this drive while fairly quiet, is from time to time fairly noisy and due to the layout of my system I can't put it away where I won't hear it. So I was thinking of switching it to a back up drive and buying a Hard Drive that is pretty silent and reliable. In looking around the net - not always a good idea as ignorance is sometimes bliss - I have read about reliability issues with Iomega's - is this true? - so I really need this new drive to be a reliable model. The other thing I have become aware of is the possible superiority of esata as a connection - my Sony laptop, Windows 7 OS has one - so I thought that getting an HD with this connection would be a good idea as esata appears to be faster than USB2. I know there is a distance issue re esata cabling but if the drive is silent it can sit right beside my laptop so there is no issue there. I would also prefer it not to require reformatting, so no FAT32 would be best as I can see me wanting to save bigger files than FAT32 allows. So what do you guys and gals think re this, is esata better than USB2 and can anyone recommend a suitable HD available in the UK? Thank you in advance for any help, which will be gratefully received.