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In need of a new external drive

Postby Binerexis on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:11 pm

So it seems I filled my old 1tb drive. Ooops.

Can anyone recommend a larger external drive?
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Deathtaker27 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:44 pm

Portable or not?
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Little_Devil on Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 am

This looks to be a good deal for a USB 3.0 connected 2TB drive. £70

http://www.ebuyer.com/432470-toshiba-2t ... tAodFh4AAA

http://www.ebuyer.com/339426-hitachi-4t ... ve-0s03400
4TB £135
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Binerexis on Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:39 pm

Doesn't need to be portable. That 4TB one looks mighty tempting...
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby ApacheFlame on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:03 pm

This may be a stupid question, but I take you you don't have space/connections to make it internal?
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Binerexis on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:46 am

Pretty much.

Not only that but I'm considering buying stuff to build a new PC soon given all the trouble I've had with this one; I'd much rather have everything on an external drive that I know works rather than slotting stuff in and out of the case where I can potentially break it or a problem can arise.
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Little_Devil on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:45 am

I got rid of most of my internal drives, settling for 2 large (750GB)hybrid drives, which run a lot cooler and faster. There is now a massive space inside the case and a lot less heat due to all the drives.

Instead and since the majority of a computer HDD is data, I got a NAS box and put 2 large drives in it, which now handles the majority of my data and due to ample space one drive is solely used for backup, only powering up for that purpose.

I do have other machines like an old computer with HDD's and new laptop, all linked via network, so have no problems with space. Even my music and vids are network linked via a NAS box to video boxes for ease of access around the home and pretty much anywhere with a net connection. If all the HDD's were inside a computer this of course would not be possible, unless I left a computer on 24/7.

tbh I only use external drive boxes or bays for ease of access when carrying data to and from work, not wanting to have my home network accessed through work for security sake. mine not theirs :)

Plus side for not having a HDD internal should obviously be, ease of transport, and less cooling needed for internal drives. Minus side, drive may get damaged due to moving around, but if left in a static position, this becomes negligible.
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Re: In need of a new external drive

Postby Flare on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:23 am

I use 2 ext HDD's for mass storage of my anime , music and videos... bits and pieces of code, things that dont require rapid access by the system.
Internally I have a 100 gig SSD and a 500 gig SATA II HDD, with my SSD running my more demanding games (dont need the speed for the OS , its reasonably fast enough already for me).

The 2 ext HDD's back up each other, basically a mirror of each other as I dont really trust HDD's not to fail... I already had 1 older ext HDD just refuse to 'wake up' once and never work again, and one of my current ext HDD's has developed a habit of disappearing from the HDD list in mid playback of a vid (I dont move my ext HDD's ... I got them to avoid adding more drives into my box, its already too hot in there), the other ext HDD is only woken up when I transfer new data when I add to my collection.
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