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snewsoG22
05-28-2010, 07:47
hello and sorry if this is a jambog or repost, if so please leave a link to the previous thread, but i am in need of an external hard drive, mostly for music, and would appreciate suggestions. i am not terribly computer savvy and have never used an external, but i'm not completely computer illiterate either. i would like to keep it under $100 if i could.

thanks GT :cool:

ETA: i'm running windows xp, if that makes a difference.

JimmyN
05-28-2010, 14:06
I'd go here if it was me.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=414&name=External-Hard-Drives

USB external drives just plug into the USB port, the new drive will show up in Explorer and you use it like any other. You have quite a few to choose from in the under $100 range.

snewsoG22
06-06-2010, 08:31
any specific brands to avoid or more seriously consider ?

i want to be able to use it for storage as well as back up.

it doesn't have to be the biggest one out there.

i also want to make sure that i can easily transfer files from PC to PC.

StuntPilot
06-06-2010, 10:43
I bought this one from newegg, and could not be happier. Western Digital is supposed to be a good brand, and the power connector is small and unobtrusive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136469

Ralff
06-06-2010, 21:54
I bought this one from newegg, and could not be happier. Western Digital is supposed to be a good brand, and the power connector is small and unobtrusive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136469

I have one very similar and I love it. 1TB is a lot of space to full up and if you're just using it for music, you'll probably never fill it up.

RTmarc
06-07-2010, 22:10
You can typically come out spending less if you buy an enclosure and separate hard drive. I just bought a SATA enclosure for $30 and found a deal on a 1TB drive for $65.

FollowTheRoad
06-08-2010, 20:03
hello and sorry if this is a jambog or repost, if so please leave a link to the previous thread, but i am in need of an external hard drive, mostly for music, and would appreciate suggestions. i am not terribly computer savvy and have never used an external, but i'm not completely computer illiterate either. i would like to keep it under $100 if i could.

thanks GT :cool:

ETA: i'm running windows xp, if that makes a difference.

why not try Western Digital 1.5TB Elements USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (http://www.dealstudio.com/searchdeals.php?type=id&q=d166913&ru=289278)? it is very fast, conveniently to transfer files. it might serves your neeeds well.

MavsX
06-09-2010, 10:02
i just got a 2 TB western digital from best buy for $125. I believe the 1 TB ones were like 90 bucks. It might have just been a memorial day sale though.

good luck man

den888
06-12-2010, 00:42
Western Digitial with a USB interface with large (in TB size) storage capacity is the way to go.