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£50 Maxtor Basics S306404EHD301-RK / 640GB / USB 2.0 / 3.5" External Hard Drive

The Maxtor Basics External Desktop hard drive is ideal when you need simple, reliable add-on storage; when you need a worry-free storage solution for your home or work files and; when you need to easily handle your expanding collection of digital photos, audio files, and documents.

Your work, your photos, your songs, your digital video, your memories - Store them all safely and securely in Maxtor's External Desktop Hard Drive.

Ideal for home and office, it's easy to use - just connect the power adaptor; then connect the USB cable into your PC or Mac and your Maxtor Desktop Hard Drive appears as another drive on your computer. Perfect for the Home PC or laptop user who needs extra storage in a hurry.

This is an external 640GB hard disk drive with a Maxtor drive with 16MB cache and a spinning speed of 7200RPM. It is compatible with most recent operating systems and carries a three year warranty.

It is on sale at for only £49.97 including delivery (opens in new tab).

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.