External Hard Drive Advice-Which one to buy???

Found 20th Feb 2010
Ok so I need a 2TB External for storing and playing avi files from using various devices.

This needs to last for at least a year or to and will get a decent amount of use

This seems to be a top of the range one obviously has firewire etc with a 3 year Warranty
http://www.jigsaw24.com/3/JIGSX378AVA/G-Tech-G-DRIVE-2TB-Desktop-External-Hard-Drive-(4th-generation).aspx


This one is a more standard one USB only
jigsaw24.com/3/J…spx



Is it worth it for the extra?

Any other options?

Rep for advice

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get the mybook enclosures rarely break. no point spending so much extra

If you NEED a 2TB hard drive I would say the western digital is good (I have had 4 and all were perfect)

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electriclinux;7901884

If you NEED a 2TB hard drive I would say the western digital is good (I … If you NEED a 2TB hard drive I would say the western digital is good (I have had 4 and all were perfect)



I have several WD Portable Externals which have never let me down...just wondering if the extra price is worth it?

It has to be a 2TB

boothy;7901899

I have several WD Portable Externals which have never let me down...just … I have several WD Portable Externals which have never let me down...just wondering if the extra price is worth it?It has to be a 2TB



I don't think so. these hard drives have a good record (although vital items should always have backups)

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Pay Extra - Buy a 2TB WD HD

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electriclinux;7901928

I don't think so. these hard drives have a good record (although vital … I don't think so. these hard drives have a good record (although vital items should always have backups)



The stuff will be backed up on 2X1TB Portables.....

looks like the WD then

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dcx_badass;7902073

That WD is so expensive because it's for Macs, it'll work with PCs but if … That WD is so expensive because it's for Macs, it'll work with PCs but if they say it's for Macs they charge more.What about these:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/564519/verbatim-47514-2tb-external-usb-harhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/599845/cheapest-2tb-external-hard-disk-105



Cheers,but only really want WD or a better brand....price not the real issue looking for reliability,quietness etc

I will be using it with OSX only

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quick bump before buying tomorrow

Boothy, what 1tb portables have you got?

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spikeyjacko;7905199

Boothy, what 1tb portables have you got?



3 of these
amazon.co.uk/Wes…8-1

Sexy, how much did you pay for each?

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spikeyjacko;7905230

Sexy, how much did you pay for each?



Bought 2 of them when they were £135 each and another used one from AV for £100

Nicee
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