Which portable hard drive

  HOPE 11:39 14 Jun 2007

I would like to buy a portable hard drive for my wife who is takeing a teaching degree.It needs to about 60-80gb with usb2 and hopefully a firewire port although this is not essential.I am looking for relability and a good warranty.
Hope any one can help

  I am Spartacus 12:32 14 Jun 2007

I've been using Freecom drives for a number of years

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This one click here is the same as one I have except mine's 120GB. It's powered by a USB port so doesn't need a separate power supply.

The 2 I have have been reliable. To to be honest a warranty is not much use if the drive fails and you lose all your data. An additional backup medium should be considered if this drive is intended to be the sole data repository.

I did have 2 LaCie drives which failed within 2 years. I may just have been unlucky.

  scotty 13:59 14 Jun 2007

I have a 120GB Freecom Toughdrive which has been fine. 2.5" drives are much more portable than 3.5" and they can generally be powered directly by the USB port so you do not need to carry a power lead.

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  wjrt 19:15 14 Jun 2007
  ripvan 14:32 16 Jun 2007

Hi,HOPE,don't know if it is too late but had an advert in this mornings paper.Staples are doing an Iomega 250gig external drive for £49.99.It does not list the spec but should be on the website. Iomega have always had a good name and at that price would be a good buy.

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