Choosing an external HDD Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Firewire External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 22, 2009 5:28 PM in Storage Share guitarbloke October 22, 2009 9:32:36 AM Hi Guys, I need some advice picking an external HDD to back up my data (in preparation for the move to Windows7). Hopefully you can help out I would like something between 500-750Gb and one that has a good, fast transfer rate if possible. I am able to use eSATA and Firewire as well as USB2.0. My budget is approx £60-70, any thoughts on what I should go for? Many thanks! Sean More about : choosing external hdd r_manic a b $ Windows 7 a b G Storage October 22, 2009 9:51:52 AM WD has good external drives, here's a good option from Misco: http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-de... (Sorry, not familiar with UK online stores) guitarbloke October 22, 2009 10:17:53 AM Thanks r_manic that looks pretty cool, I'd be interested to see any eSATA options as well if you know of any :-) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ainarssems October 22, 2009 5:28:30 PM I was recently looking for esata external drive as well. Problem is they are quite a bit more expensive. Did not find anyin online shops to suit my taste and budget I ended up bying this one off e-bay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=28... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help choosing an external HDD caddy/enclosure Forum Which external HDD type to choose Forum How to choose HDD external case? Forum SolvedSlave drive or external HDD for recording footage using Dxtory Forum SolvedExternal to Internal HDD Forum SolvedExternal HDD damaged by ants. I want to recover my data although it won't come up Forum SolvedExternal hdd computer can't 'see' it. Forum SolvedSSD + HDD VS SSD + SSHD; and how to convert an HDD to a External Drive Forum SolvedExternal hdd performance question Forum SolvedExternal ide hdd active when not connected to PC Forum SolvedUSB External HDD will not Connect into my front usb 2.0 panel? Forum SolvedChoosing the right cable to connect external WiFi antenna to AP Forum Solved2TB External HDD became 100% full after failed Chkdsk Forum SolvedWD Elements external hdd is recognized but doesn't show up in My Computer Forum SolvedExternal HDD probem.. Forum SolvedExternal HDD not acessible. Forum SolvedCan I boot and run my Win7 OS drive from an external HDD? Forum SolvedUse WD external hdd as internal Forum SolvedSetting up an external HDD stack Forum SolvedFiles are Missing from Newly created external HDD from Laptop Hard disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !