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    Default external hard drive recommendations please

    looking to buy an external hard to keep me photos and music on. the pc is getting old and don't want buy a new one until it croaks it completely so looking to buy an external hard drive to bung all the important stuff on.
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    Seagate, no doubt about it.

    Very reliable and excellent back-up software (by Memeo)
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    Just buy a 3.5" case that has the connection you want and then buy a hard drive of your desired size to pop inside it. As for the hard drive itself - I second Seagate.
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    A second option after seagate would be western digital


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    You can buy an enclosure from Trademe and put your own HDD in it. Variations are USB, Firewire 400 or 800, eSATA, Ethernet etc or combinations.

    You can get them to take IDE Drives or SATA drives or either.

    Grab a SEAGATE Hard Drive and put in it any size you want.

    If you go with 2.5" then your limited by size of Laptop size HDD's, bigger range of HDD options going 3.5".

    Or get a complete Seagate Kit such as FreeAgent range.
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    As mentioned above, backup software comes with some external drives, which I describe here, or you could try the free syncback up software and for a large volume of music files perhaps media monkey...
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    Unless you need really big drives, I'd seriously think about getting a home NAS device like this which you can get for under $500. Gigabit NIC, built in print server and RAID 0 or 1 to give you that extra piece of mind.

    And yes, Seagate drives all the way!!
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    nofam Yes, definately good toys those ones. I was given in depth look and blurb last year at a PC industry show.
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    Seagate HDD all the way.

    Welland enclosures are good if you wanna install it in a case yourself, or get a Seagate FreeAgent for one already assembled. Very good value for money these days.

    A NAS is another good way to go.
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    Default Re: external hard drive recommendations please

    Quote Originally Posted by Bantu View Post
    You can buy an enclosure from Trademe and put your own HDD in it. Variations are USB, Firewire 400 or 800, eSATA, Ethernet etc or combinations.

    You can get them to take IDE Drives or SATA drives or either.

    Grab a SEAGATE Hard Drive and put in it any size you want.

    If you go with 2.5" then your limited by size of Laptop size HDD's, bigger range of HDD options going 3.5".

    Or get a complete Seagate Kit such as FreeAgent range.
    Now I am confused. I thought you just bought one plugged it in and away you go ??

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