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I need an external hard drive


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I've just bought a new pc and need to get all my old crap off the old one.

I need an external hard drive to store everything on.

There's so many of them.

Can anybody point me in the right direction for a reasonably priced good quality one?




Prominent Member
I always use Seagate drives. They can be pricey but are very reliable.


Distinguished Member
have you got esata or firewire on the back of your pc,
if so i'd recommend you go for one which has fw400/fw800 or esata,
or a combo drive,

if you are never going to use the drive to transfer big files(5GB +),
then USB2 is ok.....

I will check that out.

So you don't advise moving files over 5gb?

Can't I just transfer big folders of around 40gb without problems??


Established Member
Its the time it will take over USB2 which is the problem for me,
in the past when i had a usb2 external drive,
i used to take it apart and plug it direct onto the motherboard so the transfer only took half the time,

i dont advice this,
as it will void your warranty....

for a 40gb file i find it to be faster if i sent 5-10gb at a time rather then the whole 40gb at one time...

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