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Old 2005-12-08, 05:46 PM
thisistoto thisistoto is offline
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Re: Recommendations for Ext Hard Drive?

Originally Posted by lostboy
For backup - DVD vs external HD - it mainly depends on how many shows you plan to have/keep. If you only download a show or 2 a month, HD would probably be ok. But if you download 20 shows a month, you'll be buying a lot of hard drives.

Personally, I'm always finding something to download. So, I download to HD. Then as I get a chance, I backup to DVD as data and burn a copy to listen to/watch, and delete off. After a little over 2 years with BT, I'm up to 90 backup DVDs and still have 2 full 160 GB HDs (both Western Digital, 1 internal, 1 external).

just 90? lol, after about 2 years I have over 250 dvds just for my audio, and a little over 100 for my backed up dvd videos

thus I took the dvd route, i knew my collection would grow waay to fast and cost too much money to go the dvd route.

Ideally though, I would have all my stuff backed up on dvds, then also have all my stuff on daisy chained ext drives

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Old 2005-12-09, 12:48 AM
Sverre Sverre is offline
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Re: Recommendations for Ext Hard Drive?

I have three external WD hard drives (two 250 GB and one 320 GB) which I use to store my live music collection, and so far I haven’t had any problems with them. I have to admit that I'm a bit concerned about drive failures though, but in my opinion it's worth the risk to get a much more flexible and convenient solution than a ton of loose DVDs. In most cases it should be possible to retrieve the content from a damaged hard drive as well.
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Old 2005-12-09, 01:03 AM
halfstep halfstep is offline
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Re: Recommendations for Ext Hard Drive?

Great info people. Keep it coming.

Diggrd - the idea of the drive bay was brought up at my office today and it sounds so good it stopped me from buying an overpriced Seagate at the local Fry's on my way home. Time to do some research on these drive case solutions.

Latest tally:
Looks like votes are:
2 Lacie
2 WD
1 Seagate
1 Maxtor

If I go with Diggrd's suggestion, I'll open a new thread for internal drive recomendations
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Old 2005-12-15, 01:59 PM
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Re: Recommendations for Ext Hard Drive?
here's a cheap drive bay
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Originally posted by frankenberry
anybody else who decides to call me a fuckhead troll newbie (you know who you are) should be made to listen to phish bootleg taped by a '73 led zeppelin taper

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