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Reliable inexpensive external 30 gigabyte hard drive

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January 6, 2011 6:38:09 PM

Hello,

I am about to lose my mind so hoping you can help. One tech was supposed to help me check my back up before getting a new computer and unleashed a virus that shut my machine down...could not get to windows...go to a so-called pc specialist who not only damages my desktop tower but takes forever to do recovery, doesn't eliminate all viruses...having problems since it came back with a full wipeout of system, reinstall and recovery...now told they did not recover all my data and have transferred it to an external hard drive to transfer it to my computer but afraid to let them do it. So, thinking I need an external hard drive...old one is a Western Digital with little space left on it and supposedly without viruses and don't want to touch it. What is best external hard drive for reliability and any recommendations on someone to review everything for me before transferring anything to my new computer which just arrived. A wreck. Old system where data needed to be retrieved from is XP and new system is Windows 7. Thanks Marilyn
January 6, 2011 6:45:07 PM

Why do you need an external hard drive when they already moved your data to an external hard drive? Or do you want them to copy the data on yours? http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategor... Pick a drive from here, things with top ratings on newegg are good picks.

If you want recomentations for a tech to do the work, you need to list at least the state/country you are in. I would not recommend any nation-wide company. It's very hit or miss as to the quality of tech support they offer, and 90% of it is a miss.
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January 12, 2011 11:10:53 PM

aford10 said:
Another option, would be to just load it on a flash drive, and scan the flash drive before loading anything onto your computer. Something like this would be relatively inexpensive.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thank you...the flash drive sounds like a right way to go. Also, I will check
out the "malware removal" link. Much appreciated. Marilyn
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January 12, 2011 11:19:30 PM

You're welcome.
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