External Hard Drives

  Shutthehellup 16:56 26 Feb 2006
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I want a portable external hard drive, at least 25GB (don't really need more than 35, for as cheap as possible. What do you recommend?

Don't care about:

Speed
Looks
Physical size
Sturdiness

  ade.h 17:05 26 Feb 2006

I've got some suggestions, but do you want USB2 or Firewire?

  ade.h 17:07 26 Feb 2006

click here That's probably one of the very best of the 2.5" drives. If you'd rather have a 1.8", that can be done, but does cost more.

  Totally-braindead 17:08 26 Feb 2006

The last comment you say you don't care about sturdiness us a big mistake, remember this a device capable of being moved about. Personally what I have is an old 40 gig hard drive mounted in an enclosure. Heres a link to some enclosures click here and another click here

  ade.h 17:10 26 Feb 2006

One for Firewire if that's preferred click here Costs a bit more for the priveledge though.

  kindly 10:42 28 Feb 2006

I would say buy the largest one you can afford as 30/40 gig can be filled up fast these days. Sturdiness is very important with it being moved about. Firewire is good but bare in mind some computers might not have this but more have usb ports. Power supply has just come to mnd aswell. Allthough you can get them powered from the usb port, i find that its own power supply is better. Bare this in mind when you go to another computer to plug it in.

  ade.h 18:07 28 Feb 2006

The models that I suggested have optional power supplies. One is USB2 and the other is USB2 and 1394.

  dmm27 12:16 01 Mar 2006

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