Suggestions please for good brand & place for great deal on external hard drive

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by conceptualclarity, Sep 6, 2013.

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  1. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity Registered Member

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    I want a 2TB portable external hard drive.

    I should be able to use the portable with my desktop until I transfer to a laptop, shouldn't I?
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Never had a problem with the Western Digital "My Passport" range. As for a good deal I cannot suggest anything as I m in the UK, but Amazon has had some great offers over here so perhaps it is the same on the other side of the pond?
     
  3. chattycathy

    chattycathy Registered Member

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    I have 2 of the My Book Western Digital brand that I have been using for several years and neither of these have given me any problems at all. I do a lot of shopping on Amazon but I can't say if they have the best prices on hard drives but usually on other products, they do for me. Good Luck!
     
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    Stay away from Iomega. Last year I needed one quick so my local Radio Shack,which is open at night,was selling Iomegas. It failed after 7 months. The Iomega forum,at the time, was loaded with pages of complaints about the same issue.
     
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    just watch on slickdeals.net as they have good deals on portable external drives all the time.
     
  7. timcan

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    I've had good service from fry's,that same harddrive can be found here:
    http://www.frys.com/product/7169672?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Not sure about the need for fans with the 2.5 external drives.I own a few WD passports and they go into a 'sleep' mode after a few minutes of inactivity. hope this helps.
     
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    This just showed up this afternoon... use Promo Code = EMCYTZT4603 to bring it under $100.

    Portable Disk
     
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    Your link doesn't work RF
     
  10. TheRollbackFrog

    TheRollbackFrog Registered Member

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    I just redid the link... try it again.
     
  11. ams963

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    The link now works.;)
     
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