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portable hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pez_queen, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. pez_queen

    pez_queen Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2005
    Hi There,

    I have recently copied all my CDs on to my itunes.
    I'm thinking now it would be a good idea to be able to quickly back up the itunes folder.
    At present I have it all on an external hard drive.
    Should anything happen to this I'd lost all my music - not good.

    So I'm after a portable external hard drive, approx 20G.
    Doesn't have to be particularly fast transfer, as I'd only be backing up about once a week.
    Also, I'd rather it be USB power based as I can't really be bothered to scramble around behind the desk plugging things in.

    Any suggestions?
  2. SB305


    Sep 20, 2007
    You have a huge pool to choose from and it keeps changing all the time.
    I have a couple of little 40GB Smartdisk Firelite external drives which have worked without problems. They have both USB and Firewire versions, but I've never tried the Firewire. They run on a single USB cable but you can buy an optional mains adapter if you wish.
    The only niggle was that they were both bought from Staples, a few months apart, yet they use different drivers for Windows 98SE.
  3. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    I've found I can usually buy a drive of my own and an enclosure of my own and assemble them myself for a lot more storage space for the same money.

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