WD 6TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 £123.81 @ Amazon
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WD 6TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 £123.81 @ Amazon

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Found 6th MayEdited by:"Frank30uk"
A decent price for 6TB. Usually dispatched within 2 to 4 weeks...

- High capacity in a simple and compact design
- Improve your PC performance
- USB 3.0 ready; USB 2.0 compatible
- WD quality and reliability.
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Is this compatible with a ZX Spectrum using the cassete tape interface?
Agharta51 m ago

Is this compatible with a ZX Spectrum using the cassete tape interface?


Don't be silly. You need an Amstrad CPC 664 or higher to support disc drives.

Awesome price though. Drives me crazy when these external drives are far cheaper than the standalone drives!
Edited by: "Return" 6th May
Thanks @Frank30uk . Ordered !.
This was under £95 a couple of weeks ago.
Ulness you're desperate, this is one to track on Camels.
"Improve your PC performance..."
rprp2 h, 8 m ago

"Improve your PC performance..."


Having as little as possible on the OS drive will increase performance so by copying all your cat memes and other assorted nonsense to an external will make things load faster
Return5 h, 33 m ago

Don't be silly. You need an Amstrad CPC 664 or higher to support disc …Don't be silly. You need an Amstrad CPC 664 or higher to support disc drives.Awesome price though. Drives me crazy when these external drives are far cheaper than the standalone drives!


Not true! A Spectrum +3 would be fine with this. Sadly, the required Edge Connector/USB adaptor limits transfers to about 50 bytes per second.
Baldieman645 h, 8 m ago

This was under £95 a couple of weeks ago.Ulness you're desperate, this is …This was under £95 a couple of weeks ago.Ulness you're desperate, this is one to track on Camels.


Wow! Missed that...
nipstyler4 h, 41 m ago

Having as little as possible on the OS drive will increase performance so …Having as little as possible on the OS drive will increase performance so by copying all your cat memes and other assorted nonsense to an external will make things load faster


Nonsense. The only way this could be true is if it was so full that the swapfile or scratch area was (heavily) fragmented. And if you are heavily reliant on scratch area, you have bigger issues to deal with.
That's a lot of data to lose...courtesy of couriers.
rprp17 h, 16 m ago

Nonsense. The only way this could be true is if it was so full that the …Nonsense. The only way this could be true is if it was so full that the swapfile or scratch area was (heavily) fragmented. And if you are heavily reliant on scratch area, you have bigger issues to deal with.


So you are telling me that a full hdd is as fast as a drive with just the OS on?.. And I'm talking physical discs not ssd.
nipstyler19 h, 58 m ago

So you are telling me that a full hdd is as fast as a drive with just the …So you are telling me that a full hdd is as fast as a drive with just the OS on?.. And I'm talking physical discs not ssd.

Assuming no fragmentation, yes. The "fullness" has no impact on OS performance. It's where about a in the disk the swapfile is. The outer edge of the platter will be fastest. If it's 100% full then you might run into issues with apps creating temp files, but that's a different issue.

A 90% full disk is as fast as a 1% full disk.
rprp2 h, 48 m ago

Assuming no fragmentation, yes. The "fullness" has no impact on OS …Assuming no fragmentation, yes. The "fullness" has no impact on OS performance. It's where about a in the disk the swapfile is. The outer edge of the platter will be fastest. If it's 100% full then you might run into issues with apps creating temp files, but that's a different issue.A 90% full disk is as fast as a 1% full disk.


So a person who has a full hard drive moves 10percent of their files to an external like this drive would then notice a performance improvement
nipstyler5 h, 54 m ago

So a person who has a full hard drive moves 10percent of their files to an …So a person who has a full hard drive moves 10percent of their files to an external like this drive would then notice a performance improvement


In that their machine will work properly, if you want to get into semantics and be facetious about it. But moving 1% would have the same effect, as would 20, 30 or 99%.
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