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i would put this in the e-den but it will get a better response here. mods can move it later if they want but let it be here for a bit...

anyways, im looking to cop a new external hard drive. dont mind paying up to £100 or so because i know its a worthy investment.

what hard drives do people reccommend? what is the best hard drive i can get for my money, in terms of size and preformance/reliability?

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Want one that plugs into mains,

Or USB powered

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Y u want external ?

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Seagate or Western Digital are the best

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if you want something portable, you might like a wd my passport

wd-passport-elite-320gb.jpg

i got one, its quick and portable as f*ck. its literally the size of your passport but like an inch thick. not expensive either.

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got an iomega, 250GB cheap and effective.

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Seagate or are the best

This, you can get a decent size hard drive for £100.

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Western Digital will f*ck up.

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Want one that plugs into mains,

Or USB powered

not too fussed.

i got an older WD which ive had for a few years and its served me fine (300GB).

im looking at getting something much bigger this time though. im looking at some 2TB hard drives at the moment. i want something in that region.

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Want one that plugs into mains,

Or USB powered

this is the first thing to decide

usb powered: pros - portability (no power source needed and physically smaller). cons - more expensive / lower capacity than mains-connected

example - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-my-passport-essential-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03701253-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-50

500gb - £60

mains: pros - capacity - these things are beasts. terabytes and sh*t (1000 gig). cons - larger and power supply needed

example - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb-03661634-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-50

1 TB - £60 approx too. double the capacity for the same price

disclaimer - im no expert my words are a brief overview not a firm recommendation but i can vouch for the usb powered one being DECENT coz i have one

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Want one that plugs into mains,

Or USB powered

this is the first thing to decide

usb powered: pros - portability (no power source needed and physically smaller). cons - more expensive / lower capacity than mains-connected

example - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-my-passport-essential-portable-hard-drive-500gb-03701253-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-50

500gb - £60

mains: pros - capacity - these things are beasts. terabytes and sh*t (1000 gig). cons - larger and power supply needed

example - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/wd-elements-external-hard-drive-1tb-03661634-pdt.html?srcid=867&xtor=AL-50

1 TB - £60 approx too. double the capacity for the same price

disclaimer - im no expert my words are a brief overview not a firm recommendation but i can vouch for the usb powered one being DECENT coz i have one

Yes from time your stating PC world, I agree your no expert lol

ebuyer FTW

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had my seagate 3 years now, never failed me.

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ebuyer, overclockers, dabs all very good, no probs, even Tescos do good ext hdds

Will u be using this fro proper storage or will u be accessing it all the time, bear in mind speed of the HDD

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its an extension to my computer memory. obviously ill have it to back up my internal memory, but most of it is for active use.

*EDIT: i just bought the WD 2TB off Amazon for £99

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