what ext. drive do you recommend?

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  1. frank47

    frank47 Registered Member

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    what drive do you reccomend to back up my files ?Don't need great capacity,some files,music.
     
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    Re: what ext. drive do you reccomend?

    Here's a whole thread in Hardware - (the mods will probably move this there, don't worry! :) )
    you should get some good ideas here, Frank.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=263125

    Getting an ext. hard drive and then buying an enclosure for it, seems to be not only cost effective, but longer lasting without as many problems,
    but to each his own.

    Luck!
     
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    Re: what ext. drive do you reccomend?

    frank47, I moved your post to this Hardware Forum to gain more exposure.

    JR
     
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    Re: what ext. drive do you reccomend?

    Thanks Isole and JR Read the posts and decided to go with my old drive and buy an enclosure.From what I read seems like good idea.
     
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    Re: what ext. drive do you reccomend?

    i like the wd drives myself. i have had issues with seagates. the hitachi 2.5" drives have also been bulletproof for me and they make externals.
     
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    Re: what ext. drive do you reccomend?

    Thanks for the link Isole.just what I needed.
     
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    Thanks fellows Bought an enclosure at newegg put my old Hd in and seems to be what I want Thanks for replies.Thank you JR for switching my thread.
     
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    frank47, you're welcome! Glad it worked out for you. Take care.

    JR
     
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    Fan of Seagates here. I have a ton of Seagate drives, havn't had a problem with any of them so far.

    Two 1.5TB Internal that are about 8 months old, 1 TB Ext thats 1 year 3 mos old, 3 1TB Ext's (Limited Use, backups) that are 3 months old, and a FreeAgent Go (320GB) that I use for school so it does get lots of 'bumps' of travel, and its about 7 months old, also fine.

    Depending on how much space you need, a Freeagent Go might work.. small so you can store it off-site with minimal footprint (or in a safety deposit box).
     
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