External hard drive

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Hugh_Jardon, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. Unsure if this topic has been covered before,

    but essentially I need an external hard-drive to take the strain off the hard drives of my desktop and laptop. It's gotta be tough, able to withstand a bashing (taking it abroad), preferably between 150-300 gb, compact enough to fit in a laptop case, be able to store programmes, music, videos, (maybe even the odd bit of porn) and be fairly plug and play, i.e. no complicated software etc. Will no doubt be used and abused a bit, so I'll reiterate it must be sturdy. Any reccomendations would be great!
    Cheers in advance,

    Hugh
     

  2. What you want to do then is go to your favorite hardware vender or the web and do a search on solid state external hard drives.

    I don't know how close you would get to your storage goal. And oh, they are not cheap but you will have to work at breaking it.

    http://www.nextag.com/solid-state-hard-drive/products-html


    For the moving parts version, Freecom makes a toughdrive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822241012
     
  3. Why not buy a standard 3.5" HDD (either IDE or SATA) and buy a caddy for it.

    Mine works perfectly fine with a 200gb HDD in it. Just USB2 connection
     
  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Get something from Maxtor that PC World stock - not that expensive and very easy to plug in and use.

    Only thing is get the biggest you can carry around or afford as you run out of space in no time then have to go and buy another one..as I found out.
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

    I would recommend that you buy the smallest one you think you can get away with as prices are dropping all the time.

    msr