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    EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE - WHICH ONE SHOULD I BUY???

    So many posts on here regarding external hard drives. I have a budget of 5-60 quid and need advice on which is the best? Seagate? WD? I am clueless...please help

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    They are all a much of a muchness.

    What do you want it for?

    [FONT=Verdana]TheSaint is right - what's your requirements i.e. 3.5" desktop based or 2.5" portable, etc, etc.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Scotty Boy;7311158

    [FONT=Verdana]TheSaint is right - what's your requirements i.e. 3.5" … [FONT=Verdana]TheSaint is right - what's your requirements i.e. 3.5" desktop based or 2.5" portable, etc, etc.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    just something to back up whats on my pc. Whats the difference between the 3.5 and 2.5

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    not for backing up films, just files

    Liam5170;7311195

    just something to back up whats on my pc. Whats the difference between … just something to back up whats on my pc. Whats the difference between the 3.5 and 2.5



    [FONT=Verdana]2.5" Vs. 3.5" - Storage Density Allows For High I/O Performance - Review Tom's Hardware : The 2.5" vs. 3.5" RAID Challenge
    tomshardware.com/rev…tml

    Notebook Hard Drive Guide
    notebookreview.com/def…603

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Liam5170;7311201

    not for backing up films, just files



    [FONT=Verdana]If your not planning to take it with you on your travels then a desktop 3.5" external SATA USB hard disk would be best for your needs - there are a number of deals on the go just now, posted here on HotUKDeals as well, but do you have any preference on the size of the hard disk?

    Will you be taking multiple backups of your data onto it?

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;7311275

    [FONT=Verdana]2.5" Vs. 3.5" - Storage Density Allows For High I/O … [FONT=Verdana]2.5" Vs. 3.5" - Storage Density Allows For High I/O Performance - Review Tom's Hardware : The 2.5" vs. 3.5" RAID Challengehttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2,1018-2.htmlNotebook Hard Drive Guidehttp://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2603Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    wow thanx

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;7311287

    [FONT=Verdana]If your not planning to take it with you on your travels … [FONT=Verdana]If your not planning to take it with you on your travels then a desktop 3.5" external SATA USB hard disk would be best for your needs - there are a number of deals on the go just now, posted here on HotUKDeals as well, but do you have any preference on the size of the hard disk?Will you be taking multiple backups of your data onto it?Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    No just probably back up once - 500gb probably more than enough

    Liam5170;7311305

    No just probably back up once - 500gb probably more than enough



    [FONT=Verdana]In that case you might want to check out this deal - it's active and recent but will also keep you well under budget as well; just putting it out there for you to consider as a starting point option.

    Iomega 3.5" Mains Powered External Hard Drive [email protected] - HotUKDeals Forum
    hotukdeals.com/ite…l-h

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Liam5170;7311195

    ...................... Whats the difference between the 3.5 and 2.5



    difference being : a 3.5" is bigger and is mains powered [is supplied with a mains adapter]
    the 2.5" is a small unit that normally is self powered [uses power from the USB port]

    The Freecom range are very good ,I have the2.5" version with a rubberised shell ,they say if it's dropped it'll still be OK.......................haven't tried that yet !
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