What is the best value for money ext. hard drive?

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  1. R4Liam
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    I want one for Christmas but don't know which one to get :/

    So far I have found these two:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powerfreakz-Ripple-External-Pocket-Portable/dp/B004LUG7G6/ref=sr_1_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1323387264&sr=1-4

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Value-160GB-Portable-Pocket-External/dp/2295125685/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_3
     
  2. Skelletonike

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    Those aren't cheap at all... Last year I got a good one that has 1.5tb for only 80€... Sure, those are prolly slimmer and all but for that ammount of money I think you should buy one with much more memory.. The one I got was a memup one, I love that brand for some reason.
     
  3. YayMii

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    You won't get a very good hard drive, since as of recent all of the harddrive prices doubled/tripled because of the flooding in Thailand.
    I suggest waiting until the factory issue is worked out before buying a new harddrive, because once that happens you'll be able to get 1TB+ drives for the price you're asking for.
     
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    Oh, so that's why they're so expensive now... I found it strange that a hard drive similar to mine was going for over 150€ online now.
     
  5. R4Liam
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    Whoa! That is a great price for 2tb but I think I will wait for the prices to go down then, I think I would prefer to spend that sort of money on other things. Thanks guys.
     
  6. Skelletonike

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    Hmk, if it's like yaymii said then you're prolly better off waiting for a while. xP
     
  7. Originality

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    £75 was the normal price for 2TB HDDs pre-flooding. £45 for 1TB. Then you add an extra £5-15 for a HDD enclosure.

    For the slim HDDs, it's usually around £20-40 added to the thicker counterparts. They are smaller, quieter and use less power, so you can run one using a USB port alone (3.5" HDDs need external power).