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  1. Western Digital My Book Pro 500GB review

    Western Digital My Book Pro 500GB review

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    This My Book Pro is the biggest of two being issued by Western Digital (the 250GB version retails for £126). It's a high-end model at the top of the My Book range (running up from Essential through Premium to Pro), and delivers exceptional quality

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    OneTouch III Mini Edition review

    OneTouch III Mini Edition review

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    Although the retail price is close to £150, we found reputable etailersstocking this 100GB, 2.5-inch USB 2.0 drive for just over the hundred-clam mark.

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    Western Digital My Book Professional Edition review

    Western Digital My Book Professional Edition review

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    External hard disk storage now needs to look as good in a living roomas it does under a desk. To this end, Western Digital has produced the My Book series - a range of attractive, quiet and large capacity external drives

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    Maxtor DiamondMax 11 review

    Maxtor DiamondMax 11 review

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    After the acquisition of Maxtor by its rival Seagate, the two companies are set to merge completely by the end of the year. Until then though, they'll continue to operate as separate entities in the market.

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    ATMT HD160 Ultra-Portable Harddisk review

    ATMT HD160 Ultra-Portable Harddisk review

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    Ideal for backing up your essential files and folders when out and about, the ATMT HD160 Ultra-Portable Harddisk (provides 20GB of storage space from a drive half the size of a CD case.

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    HV355U Mobile Media HDD review

    HV355U Mobile Media HDD review

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    Were we ever to stage a war, once we'd finished wiping the Earthclean of pushchairs and clipart, the next object of our agression wouldbe S-video.It's vastly inferior to the RGB SCART sockets found on most half-decent UK TVs

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    Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA review

    Barracuda 7200.10 750GB SATA review

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    Seagate's latest addition to its Barracuda range isn't just another update using existing technology; it's a new desktop capacity record. At 750GB it offers amazing potential for everything from media centres to desktops.

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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 review

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 review

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    The Western Digital drive proved to be the most awkward drive to setup, requiring assorted jumper shenanigans to get our PC to even recognise the drive. Performance-wise however, it came out on top

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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 review

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 review

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    The Western Digital drive proved to be the most awkward drive to setup, requiring assorted jumper shenanigans to get our PC to even recognise the drive. Performance-wise however, it came out on top

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    Maxtor OneTouch II review

    Maxtor OneTouch II review

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    Compared with the super-slim LaCie Mobile Hard Drive, the Maxtor OneTouch II is something of a brick - maybe even a breezeblock. For a start, it's eight times as heavy as the LaCie model, and needs its own AC power supply.

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    LaCie 250GB Ethernet Mini review

    LaCie 250GB Ethernet Mini review

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    First, the big perk of this external hard drive: out of the box, it's incredibly quick and easy to get going. The software pre-installed onthe Ethernet Mini disk allows you to configure the basics quickly: justplug the drive into your USB port...

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    Seagate 400GB USB/FireWire external HDD review

    Seagate 400GB USB/FireWire external HDD review

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    This is a large capacity hard drive, plain and simple. Yet even harddrives come with added functionality these days, by way ofdifferentiating them from their contemporaries

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    Buffalo TeraStation review

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    We're told that content is king. But, if you haven't got anywhere to store it, the boundless information ideal is nothing but a pipedream. This box sits on your network and acts as somewhere to store content

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    Buffalo DriveStation review

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    An external hard drive as a home entertainment essential? There's no wireless network support, no audio or video line-outs and certainly no controls to play any media files stored on the drive

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