External HDD

  Chris-347369 09:56 14 Apr 2006

I wanna get an external USB HDD for backing up my data.

Does anyone know the largest amount of space I can get without the need for a seperate mains adapter? I want the whole thing powered from the USB. The most i've seen is about 80GB

  Pidder 10:19 14 Apr 2006

Think that to power from USB you may need to use two USB connections.

  VoG II 10:20 14 Apr 2006
  Tiggy2 13:21 14 Apr 2006

Please forgive me if you know this already ...
I bought an external HD to copy valuable data on to as a form of back-up. Great idea - except that other software glitches not connected with the HD, and resulting in me having to restart the computer - have resulted in the data being rendered inaccessible TWICE. Don't rely on it on your ONLY back-up. Back-up using other formats as well.

  Chris-347369 14:27 14 Apr 2006

I'm liking the look of those Freecom drives. Especially since on some sites they come included with Acronis which seems highly recommended here

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