lookin for an external hard drive bargain

wickettaker

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as it says must be upwards of 160 gig n decent specs any advice please:Cheers:
 

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I found it cheaper to buy the housing and HDD seperate.

I got a USB 2 'Icy Box' (there are other brands avalible), and put a 120Gb Seagate in it, works like a treat. Its just not as portable as I'd like as its not USB powered (it has a seperate power pack).

Still, it only sits next to my PS2 for running 'backed-up' games ;)
 

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I have a freecom classic network HD 160gb Just plug it into the router all my computers on the network can read and write to it, also if you want to add more you can set up a raid system. Raid 0, raid 1, raid 2 or even raid 4. I paid £129 from pcworld but I expect if you hunt about you may get cheaper
 

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Oh by the way you can if you wish connect it to one computer by USB 2
 

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my advice would be to get a usb-ide device then you can plug any ide device into ur usb. i got mine from maplin for £20 when on special offer which seems to be every few weeks. cat number A25AT
 

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my advice would be to get a usb-ide device then you can plug any ide device into ur usb. i got mine from maplin for £20 when on special offer which seems to be every few weeks. cat number A25AT

just had a look on site and they've got 80 gig ext wd hdd for £59.99 , cat number A49CL - bargain i reckon
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=46695&doy=30m10D
they've got a few diff sizes too
 
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