What is your preference for an external hard drive and what size do you go for?

Genesis

Administrator
Staff member
This week when I was getting into a backup mode, realized that I have not one, not two, but a number of external hard disks. I have a variety of makes: most are Seagate, but I also have Toshiba and WD Elements. A couple of months ago I also got a really good deal for a Terrabyte Lenovo external disk. This is in addition to a great number of flash disks. Looks as though I've become a hard disk collector, without planning to.

I'm wondering what in the experience of our members here is the better brand to get? And what is your preference for the size of the external hard disk?
 

Artisan

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Genesis said:
I'm wondering what in the experience of our members here is the better brand to get?
And what is your preference for the size of the external hard disk?

I use the HITACHI brand,
the size is 2 (two) terabytes.

It had the best ratio of the size to
the price at the time of the purchase.
 

Genesis

Administrator
Staff member
Artisan said:
Genesis said:
I'm wondering what in the experience of our members here is the better brand to get?
And what is your preference for the size of the external hard disk?

I use the HITACHI brand,
the size is 2 (two) terabytes.

It had the best ratio of the size to
the price at the time of the purchase.
OK, I'm going to watch out for Hitachi. Hitachi is a great brand. :good:

Today realized that I probably would do better with an external hard disk of 2 terabytes. I also moved all of my movies to a separate hard disk. Those movies really consume lots of space.
 

nobodyspecial

New member
i have a collection of old laptop hard drives in external cheap case

If it was for Mission critical I would use LTO tape drives

If it was personal and I never wanted to loose the data Magneto Optical drive
 

nobodyspecial

New member

JBOD
If you ever in the market for a sata controller,
have a look at old SAS raid controllers from servers,
they are sometimes cheap
some support up to 32 drives
some come with 128mb ram others come with 1 gig
and well worth the envestment

also remember spindle access time is faster on smaller sized hard drives.
 

jfischeronline

New member
I personally have started using a Buffalo Link Station for my backup and network storage. It is a 4Tb model. Works amazing!!! Has gigabit connection and easy config. I highly recommend these units. I think I purchased mine from Newegg.