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    Hi I am looking for some more advice from you guys. My son has a basic desktop computer that has a very small memory. He tells me you can buy an additional external hard drive that can be connected to his computer. He would like this for xmas but I have no idea what type to buy/ask for/price etc. Anyone got any ideas??

    Thanks

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    is it lack of storage capacity or lack of memory?

    ebuyer.com/pro…577

    you have to ask for an external hard drive, I shouldnt think he would need more than 500gb, the one in the link above is for 160Gb, and is a good one. You can get ones that are purely USB, or ones that are USB and powered from your home electricity socket.

    You will be looking at paying 50-70 pounds really.
    ebuyer is a good place to look at the moment.

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    Sorry I don't know what the difference is between storage capacity and memory. He mainly stores itunes, maybe some you-tube videos and possibly some school word documents but other than that he uses it for MSN, bebo and searching the web. Hope that helps

    gloria1997;3679162

    Sorry I don't know what the difference is between storage capacity and … Sorry I don't know what the difference is between storage capacity and memory. He mainly stores itunes, maybe some you-tube videos and possibly some school word documents but other than that he uses it for MSN, bebo and searching the web. Hope that helps



    In that case my 1st post still stands, look for an external HDD. Amazon and Ebuyer are the best places.

    Gloria, There are a choice of several in Tesco. From what you have said I don't think you need a portable one? A static (mains powered) will sit on your desktop and is much better value (more storage per pound) Tesco prices are quite good. The 750 gig Seagate model has £10 off at the moment , or they have a 500 gig Maxtor which is cheaper.

    PS - I meant Tesco Supermarket (in the store). If you are buying online I agree with Sheep87.

    gloria1997;3679162

    Sorry I don't know what the difference is between storage capacity and … Sorry I don't know what the difference is between storage capacity and memory.



    Storage capacity/hard drive space is where everything is kept that doesn't disappear when the computer is turned off. i.e. all your files.

    Memory is part of the workings of the computer along with the CPU. You generally run out of memory if you're trying to do too many things at once or work with something too complicated.

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    Not sure waht you need so, tty running this easy system scanner and post the O/S, memory (RAM) and disk drives size, and go from there, no point is spending on kit before you know what is needed

    d-a-l.com/har…php

    Hope it helps
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