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    I need a pocket hard drive

    Can anyone reccomend one? I'm not looking for a huge one, or an expensive one. Play.com has got an 8gig memorex one for £25 but just wanna make sure thats not my only option!

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    I've got one of these from ebuyer: Extra Value Extra Value 8GB USB Flash Drive - Ebuyer

    £12.92 inc VAT and postage with super saver delivery
    £17.57 inc VAT and postage next working day

    They have a load of others
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    Play do 16GB flash drives for £17 - does it have to be a hard drive as such?

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    well....i suppose not..it might just be me but i find them a bit slower....maybe its my imagination....

    Will start looking at flash drives too..

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    Most cheap flash drives have awful transfer speeds - I dont see the point in having an 8GB one if it takes hours to copy that much data on it

    I like the WD pocket 2.5" drives, not too expensive. Mine has taken all kinds of knocks and bumps and still works ok (touch wood)

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    I have a Buffalo ministation drive. About 50 quid for 320GB. Well built and speedy.

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    Personally, I'd go for a USB 2.5" IDE caddy - then any drives you rescue from retired/dead laptops are potential storage space Got one here with a 60gb drive in from a fried Samsung laptop and it's been invaluable.

    InfoSafe 2.5 USB 2.0 IDE Drive Enclosure - Misco.co.uk

    If it's for work and you need reliability not scrounged spares, you could pick up a brand new 120GB drive to go with it for about £40.

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    We have these in stock Little-Miss , Baragin.



    Product Description Hewlett Packard USB Key £15.00+vat Free Next Day Delivery.
    Product Type USB Key
    Storage Capacity 8 GB
    Interface Type USB
    Performance Write speed up to 8MB/sec (26x)
    Read speed up to 16MB/sec
    OS Supported Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS : 10.5 above

    or we have a 16GB one for £25.00+vat Free Delivery

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    Might not be the price break looking for as a bit over, but an atlernative for about £45 (inc vat) you could purchase a USB slim 2.5" HDD enclosure with an 80 GB hard drive in it - with sync/backup button, dimensions would be around 135mm x 75mm x 15mm.
    Last edited by Nedders; 12th December 2008 at 12:51 PM. Reason: spelling!

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    @Little-Miss:
    I would certainly give this little number a 10 out of 10 as i now have 2 and they come in lovely lady colours too:WD Passport Portable WDXMS1600 160 GB : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk
    If you look around I am sure you will be able to get them cheaper as well maybe Ebay.
    Had mine about 3 years now absolutely brilliant.

    BTW also if you register with Western Digital you get lifetime guarantee......Brill eh!!

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    Another shout for the WD passports. I have 3 of the 250gb and 1 of the 160gb and they are all been great.

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    We supplied our ICT Teaching department with the WD drives and nearly all of them are now dead due to either being dropped or bashed around. We have now gone for Freecom Toughdrives, a little more expensive but do seem a lot more rugged (you can even get them in pink if that's your thing).

    Computer Parts, PC Components, Desktop Computers, Laptops, Notebooks - Misco.co.uk

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    Yeah the passport is the one Ive got (though the 120gb version)
    Love it, couldnt do without it now tbh

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    We have the latest WD 160GB at £52.41 ex vat in stock with free next day delivery:
    I need a pocket hard drive-wdhd.jpg
    Product Description
    My Passport Essential WDME1600 - hard drive - 160 GB - Hi-Speed USB
    Type - Hard drive - external
    Dimensions (WxDxH) - 8 cm x 12.6 cm x 1.5 cm
    Weight - 180 g
    Enclosure Colour - Midnight black
    Capacity - 160 GB
    Interface Type - Hi-Speed USB
    Data Transfer Rate - 480 Mbps
    OS Required - Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later
    Power Source - USB bus
    Manufacturer Warranty - 3 years warranty
    Western Digital s FireWire external hard drive is perfect for adding reliable, high-performance storage for your Macintosh or PC. Simply plug into any OHCI compliant FireWire-enabled computer to add the performance and storage space needed for video capture, smooth video editing, music collections, digital photo albums and data backup. PRODUCT BENEFITSFast - 7200 RPM performance for smooth digital video editing. Easy - Add more storage fast. Combine multiple drives for virtually unlimited storage. Hot Swappable - Connect/disconnect without turning off the computer. Fits Anywhere - Compact, stackable design. Guaranteed Compatibility - Backed by Western Digital s commitment to data protection and its award-winning customer support and services. Preformatted and ready to go, Western Digital s USB 2.0 external hard drive makes it possible to add reliable, high-performance storage instantly to your PC or Macintosh. Simply plug into a USB port or USB PCI adapter card and within seconds back up your valuable data or store large multimedia files. Multiple drives stack together and can be routed through a hub, enabling you to further expand your storage capacity. Designed with Western Digital s 7200 RPM WD Caviar hard drive and a high-speed USB 2.0 bridge, this external hard drive provides maximum storage performance.PRODUCT BENEFITSBackwards compatible with existing USB 1.1 ports. The fast and easy way to add instant high-speed storage for both desktop and notebook systems. Hot-swap capability allows easy connection of a new peripheral without powering off the computer. Designed with Western Digital s 7200 RPM WD Caviar hard drive and a high-speed USB 2.0 bridge for maximum performance. Compact and elegant design, easily stackable. Backed by Western Digital s commitment to data protection and award-winning customer support and services.

    Last edited by Mandy; 12th December 2008 at 02:53 PM. Reason: typo

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    I've had 3 WD Passports on my desk of late..all dead. Not robust kit IMO. OK, some teachers are sausage fingered idiots, but...

    I always prefer solid state storage...more robust.

    EDIT: All I can say is "Hello Nurse"...

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sandisk-Cruzer-Micro-Flash-Drive/dp/B001CHWE9U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229091149&sr =1-2"]SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16GB U3 USB Flash Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    Wow..I paid that for my 4gb 12 months back...excellent drive. Cruzer Titaniums are a bit more, but are beautifully made and feel really solid..
    Last edited by Sirbendy; 12th December 2008 at 03:15 PM.



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