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Old 09-05-2007, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The time has come where I am quite fed up of not owning an external hard drive. I suppose i am looking to spend around 50 ($100).

The main site i use is Novatech, they have two drives for that price
Novatech Ndisk 3500 160Gb 8Mb Cache 3.5" SATA External USB Hard Drive : nov-nd3160
250Gb Western Digital My Book Essential USB2 7200rpm External Hard Drive : wd-mbe25

Why is the Western Digital one so cheap considering it is much bigger than the Novatech one? Are these good value for money?

Any advice would be great, thanks!
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I would recommend the Western Digital. You can't really go wrong with one. I know a few people with a MyBook and have had no problems.
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Thanks a lot, i was leaning towards that due to its capacity and that it was a know name.

Thanks for the reply!

Is it possible to get any external hard drives that don't need an external power supply? (sorry if that's a ridiculous question)
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Western Digital 2.5" USB Powered! Passport HDD 250Gb 8MB 5400rpm Retail : wd-pp250

The WD Passport uses just the USB port.
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Ah, that is very neat, thanks for finding it for me.

Unfortunately i don't believe it's worth the extra cash. I'll stick with the standard one.
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