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#1 a.buttle2



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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:58 PM

can anyone put me on to a good hard drive please.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE(a.buttle2 @ Oct 10 2009, 09:58 AM)
can anyone put me on to a good hard drive please.

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I've been using a FreeCom ToughDrive 120GB - am happy with it.
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:36 PM

I converted my old hard drive out of my last computer into an external. smile.gif

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:17 AM

just don't put important stuff onto externals.........

Over the last 5 yrs I've probably had at least 5 bite the dust.

Anthing really important, back up to a hard copy!!

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 10:55 PM

Add another internal Hard Drive to your computer and save to that one. Have done it for years without any problems. External drives for some reason are very unreliable. As far as a lap top goes I just use Flash Drives which you can use to upload to your backup in your Desktop.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

I have a LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Disk 1 TB, 500 MB and 250 MB. I have had no problems with them except for user error when I erased my 250 with one wrong click censored.gif . Now I back up my data often. No electronic is perfect but it's a great way to store data.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 04:34 AM

I use a G-DRIVE by G-Tech. I figure, if it's good enough for Steve Jobs to use on his world introduction of Time Machine...it's good enough for me. I've been running it for years. No noise...no heat...solid metal case. You can shop inexpensive...or you can shop quality.
In fact...I'm getting ready to buy a second one. No no no...my first one is as good as new...I just want another one. thumbup1.gif

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:19 AM

Any suggestions for a good network drive? also to streams movies, etc. also backup data...

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:10 AM

can anyone put me on to a good hard drive please.

I've been using WDE1UBK6400 (Western Digital) 640GB External Hard Drive appr. 2 years now without any probs. Remember that don't leave external plugged in 24-7 and always use the "Safely Remove Hardware" function in Windows.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:12 AM

I just had a Lacie 320GB external drive die on me. It was a couple of years old, but hadnt been used all that much. I have a 500GB WD that has been used as a TM volume for 2 years with no problems. I just recently got a WD My Book for Mac 2TB for 225. I had to update the firmware to disable the annoying included back-up software.