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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:03 pm 
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I need an external hard drive (USB 1.1). My budget is £40. Would like as much storage space as possible for that money. Size is not an issue as it'll only be sitting on my desk as a backup for my laptop.

Anybody got any recommendations? I am happy with second hand or off ebay. Spotted this one for example:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :middle:uk

Any others you could show me on ebay?

cheers :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:02 pm 
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Thats not a bad price for storage capacity you getting for the money spent but be aware its dodgy to buy hdd's from the bay and i would be suspect, best i seen new is from maplin they got a maxtor one touch for around 39.99 brand new if want a 250 then i would look at increasing your budget and can get a new one for £52.05 from novatech for the freecom one http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/spec ... ?FRE-29534


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:05 pm 
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thanks but that Freecom one is USB2.0 :(

will look into Maplin as we have one in town


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Doesn’t matter if usb 2 as its backwards compatible just means it will transfer data at 12mbs as oppose to 480mbs, if you want the speed increase in transfer and its for a laptop why not get a usb 2 pcmcia card and that will give you 480mbs transfer between comp and device and trust me the speed in noticable card only cost about a tenner


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:09 pm 
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can you send me a link to a card as I'm not sure what I need to search for? :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:43 pm 
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4 Port Card £9.27
http://scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo. ... ctID=47728

2 Port Card £9.39
http://scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo. ... ctID=65698

or the bay
http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search. ... b+2+pcmcia

i would just get from scan as they an alright to buy from


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