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Old 2012-01-29, 11:29 PM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

thanks for the feedback, though it makes it harder to make a decision, it's totally appreciated.

keep it coming...
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Old 2012-01-30, 06:13 AM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

all my Lacie drives have done well [except one, but i think its a connector issue], the one Maxtor has been chuggin along since the beginning of TTD...the newest was a WD drive, have had major issues with it

i've heard from a few editors their preferred exts are the GTech drives
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Old 2012-01-30, 07:38 AM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

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The Maxtor is a 500GB
i got the same drive and it's been going strong for about 2 years or so. i forget exactly when i got it.

i just recently picked up a 2tb WD My Book and it seems to be working great so far. i need to get a couple more just for back up and not reading from.
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Old 2012-01-30, 07:11 PM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

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i've heard from a few editors their preferred exts are the GTech drives
I got a 500GB one about 4 years a go and it's still my best drive. I use it to daisy chain a bunch of other drives through its Firewire 800 connection. You get what you pay for.
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Old 2012-02-01, 10:55 AM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

a friend just reminded me in this:

high capacity Optical/FLASH drive media might be the preferred back up medium of the future. as we know drives with moving parts are at far greater risk of failing.
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Old 2012-02-22, 01:41 PM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

You might want to consider waiting til the summer/autumn, when prices should begin dropping again as inventory supply finally catches up with demand. They're ridic high right now.

Fwiw, following is a somewhat technical explanation but... kinda fun in a geeky way! Cheers.

hxxp://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222871/Hard_drive_prices_slide_as_Thai_flood_aftermath_subsides

[Summary: inventories still short at major manufacturers like SG & WD, and will continue to be so well into 2012.]
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Old 2012-02-22, 02:04 PM
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Re: *RELIABLE* external hard drives NEEDED

I've never really liked external drives, since I've had problems with the OS recognizing them. However, since my case only holds 6 internal drives I bought a cable/adaptor with its own power supply and just use extra internal drives, only plugging them in when necessary. Very cheap alternative and you can use whatever drive you want.
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