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external hard disks

Postby Splatted » Sun, 09 May 2010 2:53 pm

Anyone know what the ballpark price is these days for external drives in Singapore, 1 TB and over?

I'd check on hardwarezone, but they require login access nowadays and I thought someone might know off the top of their head here...

Recently I bought a Western Digital brand 1 tb here in Australia for Aus $95, but I think I may need another, so I'm trying to work out where it's cheaper...

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Re: external hard disks

Postby imogenben » Sun, 09 May 2010 3:48 pm

Splatted wrote:Anyone know what the ballpark price is these days for external drives in Singapore, 1 TB and over?

I'd check on hardwarezone, but they require login access nowadays and I thought someone might know off the top of their head here...

Recently I bought a Western Digital brand 1 tb here in Australia for Aus $95, but I think I may need another, so I'm trying to work out where it's cheaper...



I think prices here are about the same as Australia. My hubby just bought one from Funan Mall... Not sure how much storage but he did say it costs around $100. :D

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Re: external hard disks

Postby Splatted » Sun, 09 May 2010 4:22 pm

imogenben wrote:
Splatted wrote:Anyone know what the ballpark price is these days for external drives in Singapore, 1 TB and over?

I'd check on hardwarezone, but they require login access nowadays and I thought someone might know off the top of their head here...

Recently I bought a Western Digital brand 1 tb here in Australia for Aus $95, but I think I may need another, so I'm trying to work out where it's cheaper...



I think prices here are about the same as Australia. My hubby just bought one from Funan Mall... Not sure how much storage but he did say it costs around $100. :D


If it's 1 tb, then that's better value than what I paid (considering currency conversion).

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 09 May 2010 6:45 pm

Splatted wrote:Anyone know what the ballpark price is these days for external drives in Singapore, 1 TB and over?

I'd check on hardwarezone, but they require login access nowadays and I thought someone might know off the top of their head here...

Recently I bought a Western Digital brand 1 tb here in Australia for Aus $95, but I think I may need another, so I'm trying to work out where it's cheaper...

http://pricewatch.vr-zone.com/previewpricelist.php

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Postby durain » Sun, 09 May 2010 7:20 pm

i would highly suggest getting a RAID (mirror) external HDD. with everything digital, you are putting all your eggs on one basket, but with a RAID, at least you got a backup.

yes, it will cost more for a RAID, but how much do you put a price on your digital data?

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Postby Splatted » Sun, 09 May 2010 8:51 pm

durain wrote:i would highly suggest getting a RAID (mirror) external HDD. with everything digital, you are putting all your eggs on one basket, but with a RAID, at least you got a backup.

yes, it will cost more for a RAID, but how much do you put a price on your digital data?


You're right, but a raid setup is way out of my budget.

And all I'm storing is my entire DVD collection for portability during travel. If the HD dies, it'll inconvenience me..... but I wont actually lose the data as I still have the original box sets.

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Postby aster » Sun, 09 May 2010 10:56 pm

If you can use Firewire 800 then make sure the external drive has this interface.

If you really need 1TB then by all means, go for it. For my storage needs I'd do perfectly well with a 16GB usb stick. Can't beat it for portability. :)


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