External HD advice please

By vale46 · 4 replies
Jun 28, 2009
  1. Hi All, thanks for reading.

    I want to buy an external HD 1tb in size.

    I will be using it purely for backing up my main drive, i.e.

    Programs i installed, folders with allsorts them (.doc .bmp .jpeg etc) zip files, full working programs that i want to keep set up like i have them, i.e Paintshop Pro 9, example, the tool bar takes forever to set up with the icons you want so if i can just copy the whole drive it would be there in any eventuallity of formatting and i wont neet to do all the sorting out again lol

    So basically i want an external drive that i can copy my whole "c" drive to and it is reliable.

    I am looking at spending around the £100 - £120 mark.

    Thanks for any ideas,

    Kindest regards,

  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    I have had very good service from a Maxtor 500gb, and a smaller Toshiba drive.
    I have a friend who seemed to think that Buffalo was a good way to go.
    1Tb is within your price range from any of these makers via Amazon UK.
    You may have other providers you prefer.
  3. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    Thanks BOOkWyrm
    I will check out the reviews on Maxtor

    Thats all i am interested in to be honest, if the reviews are good that will do, i wanted a Western digital but i read more BAD reviews then good so i am confused as what to do.

    Any other ideas or recomendations are most welcome.

  4. snowchick7669

    snowchick7669 TS Maniac Posts: 660

    Maxtor do make some good externals

    You could also try Seagate, or MyBook drives
  5. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Booster Posts: 498

    My recommendation is a Seagate Barracuda. It comes with a 5-year warranty too :) ... Little more pricy but well worth it!

    Spyder_1386 :)
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