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Cheap Portable Hard Drive Wanted

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Found 11th Jun 2009
Hiyaaaa my first post so be kind

I'm after a portable hard drive that plugs into my USB just so i can back up some stuff.

It doesn't need to be a massive one just a few gig maybe 20 - 40

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

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What about this one ]http//ww…25/ Note, this would require you to also connect it to a mains socket for power.

Otherwise I normally just got to ebuyer.com, good price and have customer reviews.
Here is one from Ebuyer which is USB powered ]http//ww…372

Just to note 20-40gig is very small for a external hard drive, you can even get memory sticks that are this size (32GB)
]http//eb…=32

sorry to sort of hijack your thread.

but are all external hd's powered from the mains ? I'm in the similiar postion as the OP but wondered if they can just be powered via the usb socket ? as i'd like a plug 'n go hd without the hassle of having too keep plugging it into the mains.

richp;5469642

sorry to sort of hijack your thread. but are all external hd's powered … sorry to sort of hijack your thread. but are all external hd's powered from the mains ? I'm in the similiar postion as the OP but wondered if they can just be powered via the usb socket ? as i'd like a plug 'n go hd without the hassle of having too keep plugging it into the mains.



Depends on the hard drive, yes some can be powered just by the usb

Coldape;5469260

What about this one … What about this one ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/420261/western-digital-my-book-elements-25/



At that price and 7,200RPM that'll likely to be a desktop mains powered one rather than a portable usb powered one.

EndlessWaves;5469864

At that price and 7,200RPM that'll likely to be a desktop mains powered … At that price and 7,200RPM that'll likely to be a desktop mains powered one rather than a portable usb powered one.



I did realise this but your correct to point out as i now think the original post may just want a USB powered hard drive. I will edit my 1st post.
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