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Old 03 March 2013, 11:01   #1
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GOPRO Portable Hard Drive?

Hi, can anyone recommend a portable hard drive to backup my ribbing gopro footage and stuff from my imac?

I really don't know much about modern computer stuff so any advice would be very welcome

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Old 03 March 2013, 16:35   #2
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Any usb portable hard drive will work. I've got a 1TB usb3 which I use to dump the gopro onto & my photos. It's filling up rapidly, don't buy anything smaller than 1TB. Lacie have some ruggedised ones that are well regarded.
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Old 03 March 2013, 18:50   #3
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Unusually for PCWorld/Currys - they seem to be doing some reasonable deals lately

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Old 04 March 2013, 04:06   #4
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...........and I have just bought a 4TB Seagate from Curry's.
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As far as I'm concerned they are all much of a muchness - if you take them apart they often have the same hard disk inside them, as there aren't that many manufacturers of the actual disks! I have both Lacie and Western Digital units, very happy with both.

As said by others, if you're doing video and/or photos, main thing is buy one that's big enough as it fills up very quickly!

And make sure it definitely is a portable USB one, not a desktop USB one, as the latter normally need an additional power supply.
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Old 04 March 2013, 07:22   #6
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I've got a couple of Lacie's, and they've both suffered power supply failures.

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