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20 Aug 2021 9:00 PM by nicbax Star rating in Fuengirola. 196 posts Send private message

Hi, I download a great many movies and old uk tv sitcoms which I load onto a portable hard drive. 

I purchaed a 1000gb 3.0 external hard drive about a year ago which is now full. this drive cost oabout €55.00

I have looked on amazon for another hard drive and have come across 1000gb 3.0 usb [ memory sticks ] for about half the price of portable hard drives.

I am not tech minded and whilst I think I should get a usb there might be a good tech reason why I should get another hard drive.

Can anyone please advise. thanks nic.





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21 Aug 2021 1:31 PM by windtalker Star rating. 1822 posts Send private message

USB memory sticks are for data collection .. commonly known as a flash drive..if you are into collecting movies a External hard drive will do a better job.





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21 Aug 2021 2:08 PM by Kavanagh Star rating in Oil Drum Lane Newcas.... 1131 posts Send private message

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In general, the external hard drive has larger capacity comparing the flash drive. The main reason lies in the storage media. You can now get a 28TB drive but it costs.



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21 Aug 2021 11:13 PM by nicbax Star rating in Fuengirola. 196 posts Send private message

Thank you both very much for the info, portable hard drive it is then.





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23 Aug 2021 10:34 AM by baz1946 Star rating. 2258 posts Send private message

I will say one thing about USB flash drives, I bought two expensive well know ones, well know make also, one lost all Mrs B's photos after a while for no reason that we could work out, my one told me it was corrupted so wouldn't work. Got two external large GB's hard drives so far no problems....Or shouldn't I say that?



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23 Aug 2021 10:16 PM by nicbax Star rating in Fuengirola. 196 posts Send private message

Hi again Baz1946, appreciate that. I have found on amazon. es a Toshiba 1000gb 3.0 hard drive for €40.00 which I think is good value. nic





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