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External Hard Drive
This is a discussion on External Hard Drive within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; I was looking at adding an external hard drive to my PC for backup purposes because of a scare I ...
- 22-09-06, 09:45 AM #1
External Hard Drive
I was looking at adding an external hard drive to my PC for backup purposes because of a scare I had last week. The problem is I don't know whether to buy an external one or get one of those cases where the hard drives can be added to it such as this one from eBay. I think buying a conventional one would be more expensive but I'm not sure whether using one of these external cases would yield good results i.e heat management. Your opinions would be appreciated.
- 22-09-06, 09:49 AM #2
I think pc world do good value external hard drives. Maybe worth a look
- 22-09-06, 10:34 AM #3
I got a LACIE 250Gb USB2.0 recently and it's brilliant at £85.00
It's compact and quiet as it has no fan and it is designed by porche
I also got an IDE to USB adapter for recovery purposes they are good and do work on any IDE device but the HDD gets rather hot so I would say OK for short bursts ie. backups.Annie..........
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- 22-09-06, 10:37 AM #4
- 22-09-06, 10:56 AM #5
I don't have an unlimited amount of cash, I'm at the consideration of options stage. I was just wondering whether to buy an external case and add a hdd or just buy a plain old external hdd.
- 22-09-06, 01:28 PM #6
http://www.misco.co.uk/categories/~1...d%20Drives.htm - good choice and good prices.
I can easily plug into different comps and do a back-up - I'm happy
- 28-09-06, 10:04 PM #7
I bought a USB HDD case...has proven it's worth as apart from running with a drive bought for it, has also been used to recover files from a HDD with a terminally corrupt OS and on another PC where I needed to up the HDD size.......put orig in case, format new in PC, install OS, and copy files across..........and I use it as a giant flash drive between two locations with desktops..................it's paid for itself in saved time several times over.My Bus speed is 26 mph, what's yours??
- 28-09-06, 10:52 PM #8
I've got a couple of these, they have better passive cooling
- 01-10-06, 09:04 PM #9
My external drive is in a caddy bought seperately. It takes both PATA and SATA and I have also used it to format and configure other desktop drives using software on my laptop.
It has its own cooling fan and came from eBuyer for £14.99. Then buy any desktop drive you like.
SATA is standard and the caddy came with a circuit to add in for PATA.
- 01-10-06, 09:20 PM #10
Hi I have been running this caddy for over a year with no problems
with a 120G HD set as a master.
the whole lot for under £60 delivered
main draw back is the caddy requires a 240v power supply to run
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