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External hard drives (hopefully for the last time :D)

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  • Started 5 years ago by Aleeve
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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Ok
I have scrapped the idea of the network thing, as I guess it won't work as well as I had hoped for
Ok
basically want a 500gb (ish) NTFS ext. drive for under £100
play.com would be good - as i have said before free postage (coz im cheap)
thanks guys

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

We have given you the best links before. Do you not remember?

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

500GB's for 100 quid should be easy to find. In the US I saw them for around $100 - on sale, of course.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

um
lighthouse, no
:S
ill have a look through if i get time
hmm

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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cant find it :(
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/6-/.....chsource=1

which one here?
why is the one for £62.99 so cheap?

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whs
whs
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I have experience with the Seagate and WD MyBook (2nd and 3d). Those work well. The Maxtors are always a little cheaper. No idea why. The IOMEGA had a good test report in a German mag.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I wouldn't touch Maxtors. Whether it's just the local computer shop bought a bad batch, I couldn't say. But I have seen 3 die within the year.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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10mega looks good :)

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whs
whs
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This may also serve your network setup that you originally wanted. Here I had Lingoes translate what they said about the IOMEGA. "With the Iomega home network with 500 GB hard drive, you can quickly and easily files on your home network to share (up to 4 users). Share photos, music and videos on your home network freely and expand your storage capacity. Using the Discovery Home Tool utility for PCs is set up to a children's game, because the hard drive is automatically configured so that they are compatible with every computer in your network together. This cost-effective network hard drive (NAS), together with EMC Retrospect HD software for touch-free backup of all your important files." It's not very fluent, but you may get the idea. Maybe you can find more info in English.

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Here are a bunch of 500 GB external drives from the US for less than $100US (which at the current rates should be around 50-65 sterling). http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....5+-+%24100 Odds are the shipping will not be THAT much!!

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Antman
Antman
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Why not have a look at a UK site:

http://www.ebuyer.com/search/?.....=0&y=0

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=.....=0&y=0

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