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Monday, November 26, 2007

Portable Hard Drive

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a portable hard drive? I use a pc and don't have one but thought it would be a good idea to buy one to put all my project stuff on along with some other files, music, and more. Thanks!


Blogger Nic said...

Hey Erin,

I have a SanDisk flash drive (memory stick) which has been very reliable for me. I believe you can purchase them with different size memories to suit your needs.


November 26, 2007 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Innes said...

there were a couple external hard drives in this week's sale flyers--check circuit city and staples. as for flash drives, i think they only can hold up to 4 gb or so--an external hard drive could hold 40 gb up to 200, depending on how much you are willing to pay. they connect through the USB port (or that other kind of port which is supposed to be even faster but i can't think what it's called at the moment), though i've had some difficulties accessing files when i've moved between macs and pcs...

November 27, 2007 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Colin and/or Michele said...

I use LacCie external drives and find them to be really robust and highly portable. Neither require externally power which really makes them easy to carry around. I have a 40g one and a 200g one and cannot live without them :D

November 27, 2007 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Colin and/or Michele said...

That should've been "LaCie"....

November 27, 2007 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Innes said...

how do they work without external power? do they draw power through the USB?

November 27, 2007 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I recomend the LaCie drives as well. Though I warn against go back and forth between PC and Mac. I've seen that get troublesome.

November 28, 2007 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Colin and/or Michele said...

Yes Innes--they draw power through the USB connection. And excellent advice, Rebecca--moving resources between the same (or different) programs on different platforms can be a nice recipe for disaster! o.0

November 28, 2007 at 6:50 PM  

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