Looking for External Hard Drive

  Southernboy 14:22 20 Feb 2006

I have one, a Maxtor One-Touch, which I use without the bundled backup software as it seems to cause problems with my PC. I am looking for a drive in the 250-300Gb range, but I find the choice confusing. As all Maxtors seem to come as One-Touch, that rules them out.

I am attracted to the LaCie drives, which get very good reviews, but I understand they are intended for Apple Macs, and come formatted for them. Do they not supply them for PC users?

I am looking for quality here, and gather some drives (like Freecom) are not of the same build quality.

Ant advice would be welcome.

  rmcqua 14:29 20 Feb 2006

You could try this one by Seagate:
click here
Or this Maxtor, which doesn't seem to be "one touch":
click here

  Starfox 14:31 20 Feb 2006

click here

For a start

  Southernboy 16:20 20 Feb 2006

It needs to stand on its side due to space problems. The LaCie is ideal but, my query concerning being a Mac peripheral applies.

  ade.h 17:06 20 Feb 2006

Hi Southernboy,

I've had a look around a few sites and can find nothing to suggest that the Lacie disks are formatted for Mac - except this particular product click here which might be what you were thinking of. The others, including Starfox's suggestion, are all for Windows.

  Southernboy 17:22 20 Feb 2006

in the customer reviews and somebody said this.

We used to have a Mac store locally and I recall they specialised in LaCie drives.

  ade.h 17:29 20 Feb 2006

Because they are Mac-coloured, in all likelyhood.

  pc_sausage 17:49 20 Feb 2006

You could try:

click here

Options are:


  Diodorus Siculus 17:50 20 Feb 2006

Amazon.co.uk: ATMT 3.5" 300GB External Hard Drive, Memory Card Reader & USB2 Hub With USB2, Silver/Black: Electronics & Photo
click here

PC World - PACKARD BELL STORE AND SAVE EXTERNAL 400GB HARD DRIVE - Shop for cheap External Hard Drives
click here

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