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#166863 - 19th Aug 2007 11:18pm External USB HDD
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I need a USB external HDD that can be plugged into a usb port on a router and therefore become network accessible.

Just come across this on Maplin's website deal of week:
320GB Seagate FreeAgent™ Desktop Drive

opinions please
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#166864 - 19th Aug 2007 11:21pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: Waddi]
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Cheap as foook laugh

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#166865 - 19th Aug 2007 11:21pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: Waddi]
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The same drive is £56 in PC World atm, there is also a 320 there for £54.

Id recommend getting it from PC World as its less hassle if there any problems then going all the way to Aintree.

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#166866 - 19th Aug 2007 11:23pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC]
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#166867 - 19th Aug 2007 11:23pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
there is also a 320 there:)


Eh?
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#166868 - 19th Aug 2007 11:23pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: Waddi]
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PC World is still nearer and cheaper tease

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#166869 - 19th Aug 2007 11:24pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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there is also a 320 there:)


Eh?

a 320GB hard drive fella.

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#166870 - 19th Aug 2007 11:26pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC]
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oh, you mean an internal one? smile
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#166871 - 19th Aug 2007 11:27pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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#166873 - 19th Aug 2007 11:28pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC]
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But the one he was talking about was a 320? smile
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#166875 - 19th Aug 2007 11:29pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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Yes, PC World have the exact same drive for £56.

They also have a Maxtor 320GB for £54 iirc.

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#166878 - 19th Aug 2007 11:31pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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oh cool, which ones the better make?

i`ve never had any problems with Maxtor, (although i think Seagate would be the better qaulity) smile
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#166880 - 19th Aug 2007 11:34pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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Either are pretty much as good as each other to be honest, different people will argue the toss over which is better, but a hard drive is a hard drive nowadays, they all have the same MTBF ratings and similar seek times etc...

My personal preference was always IBM/HGST for speed and Seagate for reliability... having said that though, i have two IBM 180GXP's that are still going strong after 5 years of service.

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#166882 - 19th Aug 2007 11:38pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: _Ste_]
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i have a western digital hdd... v quiet and boots up autmatically with ur pc which my old drive never did.

WD my book i think is wot it's called.. i dont trust freecom stuf as i have bought cheap and they've proven to me if u buy cheap u get cheap with the respect of their stuff (dvd rw and an external hdd i had died v quick)

but either seagate or maxter are reputable brands for the right reasons... i based my decision a lot on the looks as well as the component qualities... the seagate looked like a toaster to me... i think it was the seagate anyway

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#166884 - 19th Aug 2007 11:40pm Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC]
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I was thinking reliability due to me using the Bitorrent network to download games and music.
When using the Bitorrent network the hard drive is constantly spinning until you stop it thumbsdown
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