Which External Hard Drive should I get?


Standard Member
I am planning to buy a portable external hard drive up to £50, I want it to be powered off the USB. I have never bought one so could you advise me on the purchase? What kind of size (in terms of inches) should I be looking for?

I really want something between 100GB-200GB to store couple of movie files and documents. Maybe a Linux partition.


Distinguished Member
Ive had lots of these , they have never let me down yet ,

WD My Passport 500GB Portable Hard Drive - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

its only 13 quid more for the 1TB version , much better value for money that way.

500GB is really your starting point for capacity , the nature of the hard drive manufacturing cycle means that anything smaller in capacity is actually more expensive than the 500GB model.

Example here of a 320GB costing more than the 500GB above

500GB to 1TB is currently the sweet spot in terms of price per GB.
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