replace hard drive help

  davey emcee 14:11 04 Nov 2009

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

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.

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