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Portable External Hard Drive

by natmu1 / March 11, 2007 1:56 AM PST

Hi,

Can you please recommend me a good portable external hard drive? I would want at least 200GB, and reasonably priced (I live in the UK so UK sites & prices would be prefered please).

Thanks very much in advance.

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Google works in the UK too
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 7:05 AM PDT

So use it to find the object of your desires.

It is how the readers here would find something.

Define portable. You want something USB bus powered or something that has a small power adapter?

Iomega make a decent small, USB bus powered, device.

Not sure about getting a 200GB drive though.

P

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A class mate uses a 100 gb Seagate...
by grimgraphix / March 12, 2007 7:33 AM PDT

... that is USB driven, thus no need to carry a power brick if the need is true portability. It is about the size of a paperback book.

I use a 250 gb Western Digital My Book with both USB and Firewire. It is not so handy because it does use a power brick.

I have also seen Firelite portables that run off of a firewire connection. My buddy has an old 20 gb version that has worked for several years now. Only thing was it has always sounded like a very angry mosquito when at full speed during use for any large down/up load. Extremely annoying.

Can't guess at UK prices... you fellows have it pretty expensive over there.

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