Need Help looking for a good External HDD

By mopar man
Jun 13, 2007
  1. I am needing an external hard drive to back up my computer. It would be nice if I could put movies,etc on there to, but I also need to be able to unplug and store it when I'm done.

    I have searched Newegg, but really have no clue what would be best for me. I would like to keep the price at around 50-100 dollars.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Well you could just buy an 80 gig 2.5" laptop drive off Ebay and then buy a USB HD caddy and put the drive in it.

  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    the best solution would be to buy a cheap hard drive, the cheapest at the time u are looking, the bigger the better, and then buy a hard drive caddy USB, once u start windows with this installed an plugged in everything should be there and with it turned on then u can move files to and from it in any fassion u want.
  4. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,379

    Well, the problem is I forgot to mention my dad was wanting one we could just plug in, without doing anything like that. Plus, I don't know how to do that... :):knock:
  5. jonisaksson

    jonisaksson TS Enthusiast Posts: 83

    Well if it is an USB drive your dad wouldnt need to do anything more than finding the usb port and plug it in (and the power cable of course).

    So for ease of use I would definitely go with nickc and Ididmyc600 and just buy a harddrive and an USB caddy.
    If you value simplicity more than price you can of course buy the whole thing already put together (personally I think that is a bit of waste of money but it is all individual choices of course)
    Iomega sells a few of those<>ast_id=63191&bmUID=1181892896686
  6. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

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