Externel USB HDD suggestion

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by ShawnTRods, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I need a External HDD.. 500GB-1TB should be good.

    Budget about £50? Is it not enough?

    Speed should be as good as possible for my budget and same goes for capacity :)

    Sites I could buy from:
    Amazon
    Ebay
     
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    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

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    For a 1tb external hdd, its not enough! The lowest ones start from 70£
    here's one-
    www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00238KZPM/ref=mp_s_a_2?qid=1340214956&sr=8-2
     
  3. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    lol i really dont wanna go any higher than £50.
    I dont earn that much and spent a lot on other things :/

    how about 500GB than?
     
  4. Originality

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    You might be forgetting about a not-too-long-ago price hike in the HDD market due to flooding in Thailand. You used to get 1TB for £50-75, but now it's more like £100-150.

    Here's 500GB used: Link and Link.
    Here's 320GB new: Link.

    You're welcome.
     
  5. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Aghh ya. was wondering why the heck the prices are like that -.-
    That one is gonna have to do for now.

    Thank you :P
     
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    Your best bet to get one for as cheap as possible is to buy an internal hard drive and then just buy a caddy for it, Will work out alot cheaper, still your going to have to be pretty lucky to get a 1tb for £50 or under.
    If your willing to spend a bit more. I got mine from Comet in the UK, its a 1.5tb and cost me £79.99, was a lucky one to be honest and I got it just before Christmas
     
  7. ShawnTRods
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    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    how does that work?
    care to explain?
    I know there is housing and such for internel HDD.. but no clue how those work :)

    cheers
     
  8. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    It's exactly the same as any external HDD. It's got the case, a lil SATA/USB adapter, and any extras required (e.g. AC port for 3.5" drives). The difference is, the case is usually bigger and designed to be opened for when you want to put in/take out the HDD.

    And it doesn't always work out cheaper. Average is £5-10 for an enclosure, then you have to find the internal HDD to go inside.
     
  9. chains_of_androm

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    Buy a HDD and use a case.
     
  10. ShawnTRods
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    links to any specific :D!?
     
  11. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Ok, example:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/drive-Enclosure-laptop-Caddy-Laptop/dp/B003RIL0EM/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340315603&sr=1-1
    And
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Caviar-SATAIII-Internal/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_15?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1340315687&sr=1-15