Going to Buy an External Hard Drive (But which One to Choose)

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  1. DVD+R

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    Today I recieved Some junk mail in my Letterbox, I glanced through it,and there was a Store Catalogue for OfficeWorks (A Store here in Australia) http://www.officeworks.com.au/owbd/b2c/init.do And in it I found Some External Hard Drives. Take a look at the link I supplied, In the Left Hand Menu Scroll down to Technology and Machines, Scroll down to Drivers and Memory click on and tell me which one I should consider buying, I'm open to sugestions but am Interested in the highest capacity Models also. :)
     
  2. WSFuser

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    teh maxtor onetouch drives are good.
     
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    but then you need E sata socket on the motherboard.
    i would say the western digital mybook is a good option.
    or a seagate.
    i have a maxtor one touch which works but the software that checks the status decided to use 100percent cpu when it started. it never used to but now i cant stop that unless i end the processes so i uninstalled it.
    lodore
     
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    Do yourself a favour and buy 120gb of external NOTEBOOK HDD.

    If you buy a regular internal HDD with case 120gb or 220gb.... it'll more than likely overheat regularly without a fan back-up and need 'frequent naps' to recover.
     
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    were supposed to choose products from that link or could we suggest our own?

    if its teh latter, then id go with seagate or western digital.
     
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    Not if he buys quality products. I've had a couple of dozen external hard drives and nothing like that has ever happened. Maybe buying cheap no name enclosures and a hard drive may cause this, but regular drives inside a Maxtor/WD/Seagate case? That would be a rarity.

    Gerard
     
  10. Peleg

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    Seagate all the way.

    I have their USB 2/IEEE 1394 500 GB and it's very good.

    The SATA one should be even faster.
     
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