External HDD recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Dozerrox, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Hi guys, I tried to search but couldn't find anything suitable.

    I'm looking for a new external HDD. Here are my criteria:

    • Under £100
    • Ideally both USB and Firewire (but I'll consider just USB)
    • Reliable!
    • At least 500 gigs
    • Mains powered

    Anyone aware of any good ones about at the moment? I saw in another thread someone recommended a My Book, but they're a bit expensive from what I can find.

    Thanks for your input! If there is a thread like this that I missed feel free to point me in the right direction.


    Oh, and fast would be nice, but comes last after my other requirements.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  3. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    I'd prefer a 3.5" really, just because the space isn't such an issue. This is to stay on my desk.

    Thanks for the link. I'll have a look through. There's no prices on the list though unfortunately, but I'll definitely check through and reference that link if I get any suggestions.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Because the prices change frequently.
  5. Dozerrox thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Yeah, that makes sense. I've tried searching hard on ebuyer/overclockers/amazon, I'm just struggling to find something that meets my requirements. Wish I had a bit more money to spend, but my disk is filling up very quickly with the projects I'm doing and I'm unable to back up as my current external is too puny :(.

    I think it's actually the firewire/usb combo option that I'm after that is pushing the price up. I can easily find disks that fill the other requirements well within my budget. Maybe I'll just look for fast USB drives.

    If anyone has any suggestions still though based on my original post, that'd be really helpful.
  6. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Take a look here:

    Seagate Online UK Store - Special Offer

    At the time of this post this is there:


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