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Old March 15th 18, 05:39 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,alt.comp.os.windows-8,alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ken Blake[_5_]
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Default External hard drive advice please

On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:17:39 -0400, Wolf K
wrote:

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 considered.



I don't have enough experience with drives to recommend a particular
brand. But your statement "Price range is around $50 to $100 per
terabyte" is not correct. Look on Amazon.com. A 1TB drive is around
$50, but the price per TB goes way down as the drive size goes up. I
see a 2TB drive for $69, a 4TB for $105 and an 8TG for $152.

Personally I wouldn't buy anything smaller than a 2TB.

Also note that you can buy an internal drive and an external case for
it, and sometimes that's a better deal than an external.
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