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whats the best external hard drive?

horrorfreakshow
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is there one that doesnt need to be plugged into a power outlet?
horrorfreakshow posted Aug 28, 2012
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Dexterous

Yup, all portable hard drive doesn't need pluggings......select portable external hdd

Dexterous (rep: 91.5k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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fluffy

External drives that run off USB power alone tend to be significantly slower transferring data. If it is mainly for backup or extra storage purposes, you're better off with a desktop external hard drive with its wall wart. Some USB-powered drives also need two USB ports to have enough power to operate, which is something to consider.

fluffy (rep: 2.2k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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arsiel

@fluffy, I did not know that but the purpose of the HD I had was for it to be portable. It was nice to have it in a small pouch and just go - no bulky adapters to carry around.
I had the Western Digital Elements SE (until I lost it somewhere... still MIA) 1 TB. It ran on USB 2.0 though. No problems. My boyfriend has the sleeker looking, more current one called the Passport. Runs on 3.0/2.0 and if you can get a deal on it for 1 TB, should be around $85

arsiel (rep: 13.1k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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maven3

The 64GB USB thumb drives are ~$25 sometimes on sale. That's another good option if you don't need 100's of GBs.

maven3 (rep: 5.2k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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encorez

I bought 250GB USB HD at Target for $15 each...I took all they had..7 of them. They are all good, any brand name at the cheapest price works.

encorez (rep: 10k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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horrorfreakshow

It would be really nice to get a good deal on some kind of external hard drive with like 1 tb that doesnt need to be plugged in if anyone makes such a thing.

horrorfreakshow (rep: 2k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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encorez

pogoplug...plugs in to a USB hard-drive and is wireless.

https://www.dealsplus.com/Electronics_deals/p_pogoplug-media-sharing-device-black

encorez (rep: 10k) posted Aug 28, 2012

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