Internal or External Hard Drive?

  trisha01 13:09 13 Feb 07

I have a Sata 160 gig hard drive which is partioned 50/50 NTFS/FAT. The C: drive is used for applications and everyday stuff and the D: drive is used for storage of music files, photos, videos etc. this is rapidly filling up and I'm thinking of another larger drive for storage purposes only. Which would be better an external plug in or an internal one? bearing in mind I've only ever fitted memory modules and replaced a cd burner drive with a dvd drive in an older PC, would an internal one be hard to fit? would it have to have an operating system on it? or do you thing a portable device might be better?

Also need to think about cost as well


  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:18 13 Feb 07

External deffo! You usually just plug in and it will play. You can also take it with you or keep it away from the computer and PCW are flogging a 500gB ONE FOR £ here=

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:21 13 Feb 07

Should read 320Gb hard drive.


  wjrt 14:03 13 Feb 07
  silverous 14:12 13 Feb 07

I got a 400GB external for about 70 quid not long ago - forget who it was from but it works great....

For your main PC hard disk I'd say internal. For regularly access data my inclination is also internal but for backup/storage I'd go external.

  yaesu 14:38 13 Feb 07

Hi, go here, click here
400Gb Seagate for £89.99
regards, yaesu

  sheila.weston 16:22 13 Feb 07

I've bought a Seagate 250 giga and it works a dream - nice and sturdy, also. See click here. It was a bit cheaper than shown here, though.


  RobCharles1981 16:24 13 Feb 07

I got mine too from Maplin last Saturday I got the 300gig verson for about £80 A very good buy if you ask me!


  trisha01 16:38 13 Feb 07

thanks folks - looks like I'll be taking myself off to Maplins this weekend

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