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External hard drive advice please
On 15/03/2018 01:46, Bob_S wrote:
"Wolf K"Â* wrote in message ...
I'm looking for another external drive or two. My usual source has
both Seagate/Lacie and Western Digital. It looks like 1 or 2TB are the
smallest ones these days. Price range is around $50 to $100 per terabyte.
Lacie prices are double Seagate models of same capacity - is Lacie the
better quality version of Seagate?
Western Digital models are generally in same price range as Seagate.
Or should I look at other brands? I'm willing to spend up to about
$100/terabyte for greater reliability.
All advice and recommendations gratefully received and carefully
Consumer grade Seagate drives are not something I purchase anymore
because of all the failures.Â* WD drives fail too but my experience of
over 20 years using WD drives is that they are more reliable in an
office environment.Â* I use their NAS units, MyBook and stand-alone hard
drives in PC that I build for clients - or myself.Â* Look into the WDC
Red models - they are workhorses....
LaCie has a good reputation but are they more reliable?Â* They were
initially built for a niche market (photographers) that wanted a
portable, ruggedized drive.Â* They gave the public what they perceived to
be a ruggedized storage medium.Â* But I've heard and read articles that
the case is great but the drive inside wasn't really any better.Â* As
technology evolved,Â* a lot of the manufacturers addressed the market
with a portable hard drive that was truly ruggedized such as this one:
You did not state what the drive will be used for.Â* Does physical size
matter?Â* Is it storing video's, will it be used for streaming, large
files, image backups, etc..Â* Does it need to be shirt pocket size or
will a larger drive in a case connected by USB or be part of a network
(wireless or wired)?
They also do a MyMirror drive with two 2TB drives in it which can be
arranged as required.
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