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External USB HDD #166863
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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

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Re: External USB HDD [Re: Waddi] #166864
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Cheap as foook laugh

(Meaning Bargain)

Re: External USB HDD [Re: Waddi] #166865
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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.

smile

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Originally Posted by MattLFC
there is also a 320 there:)


Eh?

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PC World is still nearer and cheaper tease

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Originally Posted by Totopop
Originally Posted by MattLFC
there is also a 320 there:)


Eh?

a 320GB hard drive fella.

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Re: External USB HDD [Re: MattLFC] #166870
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oh, you mean an internal one? smile

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External tease

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But the one he was talking about was a 320? smile

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Yes, PC World have the exact same drive for £56.

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

smile

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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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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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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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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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