Groups

    HELP! Which External Drive Do I Buy?

    I`m after an external drive but there are so many to choose from i don`t know which type to go for.
    So many different brands to choose from,eg Seagate/Western Digital/Iomega.
    I`d like a 1TB drive,any ideas anyone??

    10 Comments

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    cheapest



    Erm..what?

    theres a 2tb on amazon for 70odd quid i think, my partner bought this in november and had no problems with it, think its a seagate one.

    also decide whether you need a usb powered one or one that needs an external power supply(ie plugged in power supply) usb powered are generally more expensive but are much more portable.
    depends what you are using for - personally ive a 1tb plugged in hooked up to a media played and a 500gb usb powered one for everyday use.

    Original Poster

    pink-ka

    theres a 2tb on amazon for 70odd quid i think, my partner bought this in … theres a 2tb on amazon for 70odd quid i think, my partner bought this in november and had no problems with it, think its a seagate one.



    Thanks but 1TB would be enough for me.

    Original Poster

    shaneomac

    also decide whether you need a usb powered one or one that needs an … also decide whether you need a usb powered one or one that needs an external power supply(ie plugged in power supply) usb powered are generally more expensive but are much more portable.depends what you are using for - personally ive a 1tb plugged in hooked up to a media played and a 500gb usb powered one for everyday use.



    Either would do to be honest.

    Put 'portable+drive' in the search and see if anything takes your fancy in there.

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint

    Is it really that hard to work out what buying the cheapest one means X)



    At which point in my original post do i mention cheapest?

    Original Poster

    greg_68

    Put 'portable+drive' in the search and see if anything takes your fancy … Put 'portable+drive' in the search and see if anything takes your fancy in there.



    Did that and like i said...loads of different brands coming up.

    Not really bothered if its portable as i`ll just be using it at home as a back up for photos etc,so a mains powered model would be ok.

    Would like a 1TB version though.

    Original Poster

    Well,i`m still no further forward.

    Samsung
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. 75% off Sky TV for existing customers. Only works when you call the specifi…17826367
      2. What do you feel like whinging about today?1927357
      3. Shana Tova to all Jewish HUKDers1824
      4. love affairs1342

      See more discussions