Looking for 1GB USB HD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Teddy, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Any suggestions on where i can get hold of a 1GB portable USB HDD?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. jumpy

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    I think the best thing would be just to buy a usb drive enclosure, and then a 1gb hdd second hand. Might be better to get a little faster and bigger hdd though.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if 1gb is all you're after, there are a couple different usb memory drives that are offered in that size. they won't be very cheap, though. i'll see if i can find a couple.

    the bad thing about jumpy's idea is that you would have a large, heavier thing to transport, as well as a power adapter to plug in. if you find a memory drive, it will be the size of a large key, way more durable, and won't need any extra equipment. but, again, more expensive.

    depends which way you wanna go.
     
  4. Taurus

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  5. jumpy

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    Damn, I've had lots of bad ideas lately. :(
    Just depends on your needs really.
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    like i said, if it's a money issue, then finding an older external usb harddrive for under $100 would be the way to go. those 1gb usb keys go for $300+, last i checked.
     
  7. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Its for when i go travelling..i plan to get a new digital camera and intend to take lots of pictures. I am now thinking that something smaller (256-512) would be more suitable. What about:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=47503

    Is this good?


    Thanks for all your help and suggestions about the storage.

    Does anyone here have any tips for a great digital camera (£250 ish)?

    Thanks again!
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if you just want it to store images from your digital camera, just get a camera that uses removable flash memory. for instance, my olympus d-230 uses smartmedia cards. their about $30 a pop at 128mb each. other types of flash media come as big as 512mb or more. get a camera that uses the type you want.
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i have an old in good shape seagate ide drive if u wanna buy it
     
  10. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    You could always get an Iomega Jaz drive, with the old ones holding 1 GB and the new ones holding 2 GB. They were designed to be as fast as a hard drive.

    Melon