Recommend me an external HDD?

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    Recommend me an external HDD?

    I really don't want to install an internal one - there's literally no room inside my case. Well, almost literally.

    Anyway I've had a little look around but found mostly mixed reviews on every model, so I was hoping someone here can recommend one.

    Preferably over 200GB in size and definitely less than ~£100.

    I'm terrible at finding good (read: affordable and reliable) electronic goods online - scan and amazon are about as far as I get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maplin
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    Here's a review of an external hard drive with built-in BitTorrent client.

    Edit: Okay from the review I suspect its more of an enclosure. But at least this way you can pick the size of the drive you want. Maybe grab a 1TB drive
    and torrent away.

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    I typically use a enclosure and an internal drive, you will get more bang for your buck, only problem is it isn't really meant to be transported around all the time, so you have to be more careful.

    I have used a 80gig drive in an enclosure for 2 years now, and it just travels in my backpack for my laptop, never once had a failure on it, just can't drop my backpack for fear of it landing wrong (but my laptop is in there anyway so there is a better reason to not drop it lol) Though it is a Foray leather laptop carrying backpack with super extra padding compared to a normal backpack.

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    Is are some good offeres, have a look here

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    Thanks guys!
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    I have a Seagate Freeagent 160GB.....works wonderful!!!!
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