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    250-320 gig hard drive

    hi i have £30 quid of amazon vouchers and want to buy a hard drive problem is i dont have usb 2.0 and i need an extra hard drive whats my best bet?

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    Original Poster

    are these good?

    HI roadie well i have the 500gb version and its great, it does get warm a bit but hey i never touch it anyway.

    apart from that its fast and looks great

    roadie

    hi i have £30 quid of amazon vouchers and want to buy a hard drive … hi i have £30 quid of amazon vouchers and want to buy a hard drive problem is i dont have usb 2.0 and i need an extra hard drive whats my best bet?



    Do you have a PC or laptop?

    You could add a USB PCI card to your PC easily - At ]PCWorld look for product id 250876 - £15 via collect at store.

    After that you can get whatever hard drive you wish.

    A second option would be to add an internal drive.

    Original Poster

    ah ryt thanks, i need around about 250
    if i dont get a pci card will it still work??

    roadie

    ah ryt thanks, i need around about 250 if i dont get a pci card will it … ah ryt thanks, i need around about 250 if i dont get a pci card will it still work??


    If you have USB 1.1, you will be able to connect the external drive without getting a pci card. But the transfer rate between your pc/laptop and the external drive will be very slow.

    Original Poster

    can i not just save stuff directly on 2 the external drive as i dont need to transfer between the hard drives

    roadie

    can i not just save stuff directly on 2 the external drive as i dont need … can i not just save stuff directly on 2 the external drive as i dont need to transfer between the hard drives



    Yes, you can save direct to it; things will be a little slow but not intolerably so with USB1.1; no harm in giving it a go - it will be functional, if not perfect. You can always add a USB2 card at a later date if you need the extra performance.

    Cheers, Dio

    will u sell the vouchers?

    Original Poster

    ermm i would but how much would u pay for them

    roadie - I'd really consider either getting a USB 2 card or perhaps better still an internal drive. If you dont, you're stuck with USB 1.1 transfer rates - about 1 megabyte a second. If you get an internal drive it should be able to read and write at around 50 megabytes a second - a huge difference! You could buy an ]internal 250gb drive for about £33 delivered after google-checkout discount from ebuyer (and you should get at least £25 for those vouchers!)

    Original Poster

    jah128 i understand what ur saying but i dont know how do i check if i have space to put another drive i dont like too much complications u see!

    yeah u should get 25 for the vouchers but i was thinking of getting a controller for my ps3 from amazon but they are selling it for £30 and i was thinking of getting it for 20.

    Installation of a PCI Card is fairly straightforward; guide >>]here]

    UTube video >>]here

    ebuyer.com/cus…594

    if you buy your hard drive at ebuyer (to take advantage of the £10 discount for google checkout) you can addthis ..cheap as chips.

    Original Poster

    to the person who wants to buy amazon, 10 pounds is in my account already and the other 20 i still have so it might not be what your looking for
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