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tom_simes
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What do people think of this Hard Drive?

Hard Drive

I don't really have clue, but it would be used for all round applications, from games, to music and video, films and then general university work.

I have also noticed this 4GB USB Flash drive, again, is it a good buy?
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dont really know too much about external hard drives, they all seem pretty much the same to me, i just pluggged mine in and thats that. The usb stick I had a similar shaped one to that and i had problems plugging it into ports that already had something in next to it, had to take the other thing out first, try and find a smaller design one
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Yea, i have the same with my current USB stick, but don't have a problem with it, just always make sure I move my USB things around.

In uni there is only one USB port anyway, so thats not a problem.
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seems all ok, is there one with an 8mb cache?, would be more of an advantage but if its for general use thats fine.

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quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
What do people think of this Hard Drive?

Hard Drive

I don't really have clue, but it would be used for all round applications, from games, to music and video, films and then general university work.

I have also noticed this 4GB USB Flash drive, again, is it a good buy?
USB stick

thanks


I have the 250gb one on the top link mate. It's spot on.
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just get a usb cable extension lol, can get em for pennies. saves you having to move things around.
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just get a usb cable extension lol, can get em for pennies. saves you having to move things around.


What?
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ttt
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im just guessing he means the standrd ones is short, plus they have big connectors meaning that you cant always use the usb port next to it.
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if you're going to be trasporting the external drive about a lot i would look at getting a external drive with a 2.5" notebook/laptop drive in it, as they are less prone to bumps/knocks - but you have to give up speed (most 2.5" drives are 5400RPM) and size (usually 40-100Gbs or so)
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Im tempted at this one for 5 cheaper!

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/HP/3-/742301/Western_Digital_250GB_7200_RPM_Hard_Drive/Product.html#
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But this one has 8mb buffer size.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-250GB-Essential-External/dp/B000EXZAOY/sr=1-1/qid=1161467425/ref=sr_1_1/202-0642072-7191861?ie=UTF8&s=electronics
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Now ordered!!!

 
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