[Nelug] Cheap external or internal hd's

Douglas Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Tue Oct 3 14:42:17 UTC 2006

I've been using a couple of 160GB seagates for some time and since 
they're running well I decided to see how much they were currently 
costing. I was a bit surprised to see they're only 40 quid each 
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?QuickLinx=3W4F. Does it have to be 
external? I've probably got an old internal IDE drive that I don't need.


Aleksander Helgaker wrote:
> Currently looking into getting an external hard drive to install Linux 
> on. I use windows quite a bit (don't kill me :) ) and I've never liked 
> running windows and Linux of the same hd as I think it's much easier 
> to maintain if they have each their hd. Especially seeing as I 
> sometimes chose to reinstall windows or upgrade to a new edition in 
> which case the mbr get rewritten to use the windows boot loader. 
> Therefore I'm in search of a cheap hd to install Linux on. I don't 
> need much storage space as I won't be using it for things like music 
> and video, etc. So I was wondering if anyone has any hd's lying around 
> which they don't use anymore which they would be willing to part with 
> for a price. If it's a usb based external drive that would be perfect, 
> if not I'll just buy a an enclosure for it (what do they cost in 
> England?).
> -- 
> Aleksander
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