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Storage External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrhrk01, 3 Aug 2010.

  1. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 New Member

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    Hi All

    I am thinking of buying an External Hard drive for use such as storing files, games, music etc.

    Minimum Size : 1 TB

    My budget is £100

    The Operating System on my PC is MS 7 64 bit.

    I have been looking at the 3 models below:

    1) Western Digital 1TB Western Digital My Book Elite Edition - Link

    2) 1.5TB Iomega 34473 Prestige Desktop USB2 External Hard Drive Link


    3) 1.5TB Verbatim USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - Link

    I am after some advice as to which of three I should choose, or if there are any other external hard drives which are more reliable/better for me to choose. I look forward to replies.

    Thank you. :thumb:
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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  3. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 New Member

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    Thanks for a great suggestion. :thumb:
    I will look into the products you have suggested.
     
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  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    If you really have to buy a "branded" product, Scan have the 1.5TB Western Digital WDBAAU0015HBK-UESN Elements drive on Today Only for £71.09.
     
  5. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 New Member

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    Thanks. No i don't have to buy the external hard drive branded or not. I was just looking to buy something and your suggestion is exactly what I was after. Much better than what I was thinking along. :thumb:
     
  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I have the exact same external drive case with an F3 sammie 1TB over eSATA for backup.
     
  7. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I wouldn't buy a pre-built external HDD, they tend to use cheaper drives to maximize there profits. I'd build it yourself
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I bought a Seagate 1TB Expansion, yes from Tesco's only because i was there at the time.

    Might get something cheaper on-line, but consider the hassle of postage costs as well.

    Its fast enough for storage of films, and backups. Plus Seagate warranty is pretty decent!
     
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    Be interested to learn how you got on with this :)
     
  11. mrhrk01

    mrhrk01 New Member

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    I have decided to go with the method which Fingers66 so kindly suggested.

    I will go with the Icy Box HDD Enclosure, the hard drive I think I may choose a 7200 RPM one instead.

    I am a little short of money at the moment, so will be looking to buy the above products from Scan within the next 2 weeks. I will update this thread again to give details about how easy it was to set up etc if you like. :thumb:
     
  12. J05H11E

    J05H11E Fujitsu Technical Analyst

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    I bought my Western Digital Elements 1TB for £55 at PC World. Brilliant for what I use it for (movies/music/software/games/backup)
     
  13. Somatic

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    How much difference does a cooling fan built into the enclosure make? I've been looking at getting a 5400RPM "green" drive to use for backups. I won't be needing it powered 24/7.
     
  14. J05H11E

    J05H11E Fujitsu Technical Analyst

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    imo theres no point unless you use it heavily/have it turned on constantly
     
  15. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Agreed, my external drive doesn't have a cooling fan, I only turn it on to backup.
     

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