[access-uk] Re: USB hard drives

Hi Andy, yes, they do require mains power. I prefer this however as the drives 
are generally faster when powered by an external power supply. Not very good if 
you want them to be portable, though.

-----Original Message-----
From: ANDY COLLINS <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, January 04, 2009 09:06:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB hard drives

James, these are large drives, I'm guessing they require mains power? I want 
to go the USB power route -

Andy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Peter" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 8:49 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB hard drives


>I have a Maxtor 750 GB OneTouch II drive, and a Western Digital 1 TB drive, 
>both are fantastic, and have never had any problems. Sadly, Maxtor have 
>gone down hill lately, and now their drives, to put it simply, suck.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter <peterholdstock@xxxxxxx>
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sunday, January 04, 2009 08:36:26 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: USB hard drives

> I've got a 250GB Freecom drive from QVCUK and it's great. Mine is also 
> there tough model which can be dropped from several meters with no 
> problem. But I've never had a problem with an external drive failing 
> anyway.

> Peter


> From: ANDY COLLINS
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 7:13 PM
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] USB hard drives


> Hi all -

> In my research for pen drives, I've also been looking at external USB hard 
> drives, and am wondering what people have used successfully? Freecom seem 
> to be the cheapest with a 250GB for £55; I take it that these drives 
> require no mains power, so what are they like in terms of speed when 
> transfering data? I've seen some drives advertised as TurboUSB, does this 
> somehow mean they are faster drives?

> From some reviews I have read, is seems that some drives have to be 
> formatter to NTFS, is this common, and how is a fat32 drive formatted so 
> as to be NTFS?

> As ever, thanks for all help -

> Andy


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