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I Need A Hard Drive!

I haven’t posted anything in the Technology category for quite a while now and trust me to be back with a dilemma! I need a hard drive!

Memory is a much sought after commodity when it comes to any gadget and/or gizmo. I for one use up lots and lots of my computer and cellphone memory because I have a huge collection of music and e-books. The prevalence of online web-series as well as the ability to download TV shows has also not made any of this easier. I just don’t have the space!

There was a time when flash drives did the trick, but I am tired of having to go through my one hundred flash drives, having to scan them with my antivirus programme and having to search for the particular file I am looking for. I need a hard drive!

Hard drives have a large memory and can save your files for a lifetime. Once more, when you connect it to your PC you will only have to scan it with your antivirus programme once and not the million times I have to do it with my millionty flash drives. It’s size also ensures that it won’t get stolen as easily as a normal flash drive (I really thought I was over y stolen flash drive, but clearly I am not).

So I have been looking for a suitable hard drive online and I am completely undecided. Here are some of the hard drives that I managed to find on Kalahari.

This Transcend StoreJet 25H2 2.5" inch HDD has a capacity of 500MB and retails at R365.95. I have had Transcend products before and some of them were quite untrustworthy. This one is also available in a 2GB capacity for R916.95. These storage capacities won’t do the trick though.


There is also this one from Transcend’s StoreJet range which has a capacity of 2TB (now we are talking!) and retails at R1285.95. I am not so sure about the price. How much are these things supposed to cost? The 1TB retails at R999.95 which is quite odd considering the price of the 2TB.


Here is a Verbatim 3.5 inch HDD and it retails at R1037.95. Now I have used Verbatim before and they are quite okay. I think I should start getting used to these prices. And I’ll probably have to pay a fee for delivery as well.



What would you recommend? Do you have a hard drive?  What are some of the things I should look out for?

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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