External Hard Drive

  tonyq 20:16 11 Oct 2007
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please can you good people advise me what I need to look for when buying a External Hard Drive for use with my Desktop PC or laptop (if possible)for backing up photos documents ect,and your
recommendation's please.

  gardener 20:35 11 Oct 2007

Presumably you'll connect it via a USB2 port.Buy the largest capacity you can afford.You tend to get better value in terms of pence per Gigabyte if you go for a large one. Maxtor, Western Digital, La Cie and Seagate are all worth looking at, spoilt for choice really.

  Acx 20:42 11 Oct 2007

This looks a good buy, good make

click here

an example of seagates but shop around
click here
seagate disc wizard,contains software for back up,thats powered by acronis.
Enabling you to create an image of your system to restore from.its free
click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:43 11 Oct 2007

No point faffing around, buy the previous one or this one click here. You'll be up and running in less than 30 seconds.

G

  I am Spartacus 20:48 11 Oct 2007

I prefer Freecom drives, no faffing around turning switches on and off. Start the PC and the drive switches on, turn PC and the drive switches off.

  tonyq 19:06 12 Oct 2007

thank you all for the advice,I will take a look at your suggestions.

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