External Hard Drive - Which One?

  mayginny 09:12 31 Mar 2005
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Bear with me I'm a bit of a novice! I've recently had my computer "cleaned up" after getting a nasty Bill Gates virus (it's only 18 months old). It seems to be a good job and things are working quicker. However I was told that my daughter's music downloads and pictures take up lots of space and obviously things will get worse. I would like to get an external drive to plug into a USB port so she can save her stuff there. Is this a good idea? If so what sort of thing should I be looking at? I've seen some small slim looking ones but don't know if they will be big enough. Can anyone advise please? I'd be grateful for any help!

  goonerbill © ® 09:48 31 Mar 2005

Any external hard drive should be ok for the job. its down to you on size (80gb, 120gb or larger) and what format the music and pictures are save in, as i small hard drive can fill up quite quickly with children.

the only thing i would worry about is the age of you daughter, as hard drives are fragile when dropped. will you be letting her add/remove the drive from the pc or leaving it connected.

  Starfox 09:59 31 Mar 2005

This is the one I got,just needs plugging in and your sorted.Can well recommend it.click here

  smokingbeagle 10:02 31 Mar 2005

Maplins
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and Lidl. Check the packaging to make sure this one is USB2.
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  smokingbeagle 10:03 31 Mar 2005
  LANDCRUISER 15:48 31 Mar 2005

Try QVC.com look under ARCHOS Q DISC they are selling 160gb h/d for about £150

  freaky 19:04 31 Mar 2005

Maxtor One-Touch is very good. It comes in a nice case with On/Off switch, power supply socket and USB/Firewire connections at the rear of the case.

Prices vary according to the capacity required. I have had an 80GB model for a year now, it's very quiet and automatically goes into sleep mode when not being used.

Quite a few forum members have them, you can do a search of the posts and will see very good reports.

  freaky 19:05 31 Mar 2005

Maxtor One-Touch is very good. It comes in a nice case with On/Off switch, power supply socket and USB/Firewire connections at the rear of the case.

Prices vary according to the capacity required. I have had an 80GB model for a year now, it's very quiet and automatically goes into sleep mode when not being used.

Quite a few forum members have them, you can do a search of the posts and will see very good reports.

  freaky 19:06 31 Mar 2005

Maxtor One-Touch is very good. It comes in a nice case with On/Off switch, power supply socket and USB/Firewire connections at the rear of the case.

Prices vary according to the capacity required. I have had an 80GB model for a year now, it's very quiet and automatically goes into sleep mode when not being used.

Quite a few forum members have them, you can do a search of the posts and will see very good reports.

  freaky 19:12 31 Mar 2005

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