External HD recommendation pls

  Darth_chaffinch 14:20 05 Nov 2007

I want to get a HD to primarily store photos and other rarely used files, thus I need one that's reliable primarily please.

The computer shopper site recommends a Buffalo DriveStation Combo 500GB (£100), any suggestions other than this pls? Looking to spend £100 max


  RobCharles1981 14:23 05 Nov 2007

Is there a Maplin store near where you live?

  Darth_chaffinch 14:36 05 Nov 2007

sure is......

  RobCharles1981 14:40 05 Nov 2007

They have some good offers go down there at check.


  Darth_chaffinch 14:41 05 Nov 2007

thanks, I gather there is some difference in brand reliability though?

  RobCharles1981 14:44 05 Nov 2007

na not really.

  pj123 15:56 05 Nov 2007

Buy one of these:

click here_(with_Power_Supply)/product_info.html

Then you can use any IDE or SATA drive. Whether it is a 3.5, or 2.5 laptop drive or even a DVD drive.

  pj123 16:03 05 Nov 2007

Sorry that link didn't work.

Try this one:

click here_(with_Power_Supply)/product_info.html

  rossgolf 16:06 05 Nov 2007

i have a bufalo ex hdd 250gb very reliable and fast i got it off click here

  Smiler 16:06 05 Nov 2007

I have a Seagate which I bought from Maplin giving excellent service

click here

  pj123 16:12 05 Nov 2007

Getting really annoyed now.

Try click here

Scroll down to "Our top picks" and select USB 2.0 IDE and SATA Cable £22.95.

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