External hard drive recommendations

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Re: External hard drive recommendations

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Post by pbwalker » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:29 pm

particle wrote:I've used the Western Digital Passport for several years, and love it. They're small, and easy to transport, and I take mine with me anytime I leave the house (in case my house burns down). It's always in my Maxpedition Versipack until I need to use it. When I'm done, it goes right back in. My pack goes everywhere with me, thus I never have to remember to carry the drive with me for true backup protection.

The E-SATA connection is great, but I find the USB connection much more versatile. For example, my work computer doesn't have the E-SATA connection, but I can still use the USB to access my files from almost any computer in the world that has a USB jack.

Another thing I like about that Passport - it's powered by the USB cable, so no need to carry around an extra power cord.
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Post by WarHawk-AVG » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:50 pm

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Post by Russell » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:38 pm

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Post by Rotgirl » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:53 pm

Thanks to everyone for their input. I got a Seagate 500 gb. Seems easy to use.

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Post by TLE2 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:20 pm

I have a Buffalo 250g. I use the bundled software and incremental backup. It's right next to me as I type and I don't hear it.


I do full backups on occasion or when doing a big system fix. When I bug-out for weather, I take it with me.
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Re: External hard drive recommendations

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Post by C-dub » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:10 pm

I like that WD Passport. It needs to come down in price to be competitive with their other products of the same size, but I like the idea of not needing another power cord.
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Re: External hard drive recommendations

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Post by sixline » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:34 am

I would avoid Maxtor for sure. They're QC is pretty bad and has been for years. Seagate isn't much better anymore, which is unfortunate. I used to love their 10k RPM SCSI drives for video editing.

Western Digital is a good buy. I've seen 2TB MyBooks for reasonable prices.

Lacie is another decent choice. I use several for my film editing workstation hooked up through e-SATA and have never had an issue.

G-RAID is also one of the better, high quality drives, if you want to spend the cash.

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