External harddrive buying help

  Daxsimus 22:34 16 Feb 2005

I want to purchase an external harddrive but looking through a couple of sites they are mostly connected via USB2 or firewire. My comp only has USB1 will they still work? And has anyone got any recommendations on what make to buy. Thanks.

  stalion 22:50 16 Feb 2005

you can buy a internal pci usb card to update to usb2 click here

  LeadingMNMs 22:52 16 Feb 2005

You can get a USB 2.0 card for under £10 click here assuming that you have a spare PCI slot.

Not a user of external HDD so I don't know if you can get USB 1.0/1.1 models.

  LeadingMNMs 22:53 16 Feb 2005

Too slow yet again :)

  Daxsimus 22:57 16 Feb 2005

Thanks thats looks a good option to do. Are all the new harddrives USB2 now then?

  stalion 23:00 16 Feb 2005

have a browse here loads to choose from
click here

  Highland Park 23:02 16 Feb 2005

Hi !!
I had the same problem with one of my towers running 98 SE. I replaced the USB card with a USB 2 bought a 80 GB Maxtor HD and a seperate case put them together and I now have a 29GB 2x32GB and a 16GBall in FAT and all running merrily from the same tower.
Highland Park

  Daxsimus 23:20 16 Feb 2005

thanks for the help will check ive got spare slot and then get one bought. Dax

  woodchip 23:29 16 Feb 2005

I made my own with a external case from Computer fair £22 and a 200gb Seagate drive from Ebuyer it's a USB2 but works OK on my Win98se comp at USB1.1 but slower than on the other USB2 comps that I have

  Daxsimus 23:50 16 Feb 2005

Has anyone heard of the make LACIE? Any good?

  byfordr 07:55 17 Feb 2005

I've got one of these click here nice price, nice little unit. No problems. A joy to use.


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