replace hard drive help

  davey emcee 14:11 04 Nov 2009
Locked

Hello,I have a LaCie firewire connected external hard drive. The drive is a western digital 80gb wd800bb model.. eide/ata. It works fine, but nearly full. Can anyone suggest reasonably priced replacement around say the 320gb size.

  woodchip 15:19 04 Nov 2009

You could buy a Seagate and fit it in the caddy. click here

  woodchip 15:21 04 Nov 2009

Okay there are not Seagate but should work equally well

  woodchip 15:27 04 Nov 2009

If your PC is a Tower, why not fit it in that it would work faster and easier to fit

  GaT7 15:32 04 Nov 2009

IDE hard drives are relatively expensive, so I'd opt for a 500GB external SATA one - e.g. click here for £45.

A 320Gb IDE drive itself costs more click here, & is not guaranteed to work with your present enclosure. G

P.S.
List of external HDs click here

List of external portable HDs click here

  GaT7 15:38 04 Nov 2009

I agree with woodchip's latest suggestion.

Even better if you have SATA headers on the motherboard - 500GB SATA drives start at £35 click here.

No SATA headers, then you can get an external enclosure as mentioned above, or an internal SATA enclosure from £4 click here. G

  GaT7 15:42 04 Nov 2009

Sorry, skip the 'internal SATA enclosure' suggestion, as that will require a SATA header! G

  davey emcee 21:44 04 Nov 2009

Thanks for all your help. Judging by latest prices I think my best bet is to follow crossbow7's idea and buy a new usb external drive rather than update my LaCie 80gb.
Once again thanks all for suggestions.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?