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External hard drive


porty2003 16 97 Scotland
20 Sep 2006 8:22AM
Hi,I tried the search facility but never got much luck.What is the view on these and what manufacturer is best regarded.Dont want to spend more than ,say,80.
Cheers.

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User_Removed 14 398 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 8:41AM
I've got and always considered lacie the best - I have a 250gb but think you should get a 160gb for this budget if you shop around.
Shawry
Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Sep 2006 8:44AM
Toshiba is good too.
User_Removed 16 3.3k Russian Federation
20 Sep 2006 8:45AM
Got a 250Gb Western external drive from PC World for 75 just last month...
rykers 16 125
20 Sep 2006 9:25AM
No probs with Western Digital, 250 & 2 x 320 GB.
Lots of video work, good access/write speeds.
Cheers
Paul
p3asa 14 676 Scotland
20 Sep 2006 9:35AM

Quote:I have a 250gb but think you should get a 160gb for this budget if you shop around

70 will get you a 250Gb Lacie from Ebuyer but for literally a couple of pounds more you can get a 300Gb drive from the same place.

Steven
p-g 16 126 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 11:47AM
Mine's a Freecom 320gb. Small, neat & fast but built like a tank. 320's prob over budget but there's smaller.
Carabosse 17 41.4k 270 England
20 Sep 2006 11:53AM
LaCie 250Gb works for me! Smile
chrisfroud 14 521
20 Sep 2006 12:10PM
I think it makes little difference. All hard disk manufacturers have produced duff batches of disks. Buy whatever is best value or you like the look of. Companies like Lacie don't make disks anyway so you never know what's under the hood.

Chris
Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 12:27PM
Mine's a Seagate - the quietest you can get, I think. Paid about 80 quid for 250Gb
IanD 17 148 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 12:34PM
Hi folks - slightly off topic but may also have relevance... With regards to these external hard drives do they need power to save to them etc or do they work directly from a USB port?

Thanks

Ian
ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
20 Sep 2006 12:35PM
my 250GIG has... 7 gig left!

darn those HUGE 5D RAW files and the TIFF's they spawn.

cheapest 300GIG one then? any one got one for 80?
Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 12:57PM

Quote:..external hard drives do they need power to save to them


Yes, they need external power. Unfortunately both of mine require transformers, rather than having them built in. This is only a problem if, like me, you want to back up onto one then take it somewhere else (eg, work) as you keep having to pack the cables and transformer as well. If it just took a standard 240V from a kettle plug, I have plenty of those....
chrisfroud 14 521
20 Sep 2006 1:09PM

Quote:do they need power to save to them etc or do they work directly from a USB port?


You can get both types. The USB port powered ones use laptop hard disks which don't need as much power but as a result are more expensive and have lower capacity.
p3asa 14 676 Scotland
20 Sep 2006 1:25PM

Quote:cheapest 300GIG one then? any one got one for 80?



Yeah the link above has some at that price.

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