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    I'd like to buy an external hard drive, mainly for back-ups - it doesn't have to huge as I don't have a lot of pictures or music / film files at this stage. I haven't bothered before but having started looking there seem to be quite a few on the market. Are they all much the same or are there things to avoid / look out for as far as make or spec are concerned?

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    • Toshiba
    • Western Digital
    • Samsung
    • Seagate


    Buying a drive from any of the manufactures above should be fine, they all come with a USB 2.0 cable for connecting it to the computer.

    Here's a nice example from Toshiba, it's a portable!

    Toshiba 500GB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (HDTB105XK3AA)

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction zep, wasn't sure where to start! Average price here about 55 by the looks of it.
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    You're welcome,

    Better hurry there may be a hard drive shortage soon. You can Google Hard drive shortage

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    Thanks for that zep, I had no idea. Heck, I was thinking of upgrading the computer too in the next few months - looks like I better get a move on.
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