I've read some articles on which external hard drive to get and I'm a bit swamped with info.
I mainly need one for storing photos and family video clips on but was put off by ones needing their own power supply as plug sockets are limited already in my house.
I don't know if it's relevant, but my main pc is old now and runs on the now redundant xp, and my laptop is vista. Ideally I need to use the external drive to put photos and video from both these units onto.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you.
I was thinking a 1TB - to be honest I don't want to spend over £100 - that would be my maximum. I know there are 2tb out there for about £70-£80.
My pc is having trouble starting up most of the time lately (doing 6 weird clicks) before ether booting up or freezing on one of the first dos pages that come up, so I need one that isn't going to completely blow up my pc before I've backed up my stuff from it.
Ahh fruit bat - my saviour from many a past computer problem :-)
Just noticed that you want to back up the laptop too. That may be easier with a USB powered one. I do hope you have back-ups already as I don't like clicking. You can burn to DVD or CD important stuff too.