I am running out of space on my laptop hard drive rather quickly (picture editing ) and so I am looking to buy an external hard drive to give me more room. I'm just a little confused on what to buy.
I need a reasonably high capacity eg.750GB+, that is durable and wont die on me within a year or two. I'm won't be transporting the hard drive much so I am not that fussed about portability. I'm looking for something ideally that costs £100 or less.
I have been told by a colleague who has been in the computing business for around 30 years that my best bet is to get a hard drive that is powered by the mains as it will last longer than a USB powered drive. But I'm still not sure on what I'm looking for. What are the differences?
My laptop is a Acer 5920G that is running Windows 7 32bit.
Any advice or links would be appreciated.