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#1080132 - 01/11/10 04:04 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: tbhagz]
ku_painter Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Loc: Rockin a dial-up connection
Then you should buy some back now son
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#1080133 - 01/11/10 04:38 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: ku_painter]
jdoneg Offline
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Registered: 11/01/06
Loc: Somewhere in the US
Don't waste too much money on a NAS. Any old external drive should do, USB is fine. Don't hold out for USB 3.0, your computer doesn't support it anyway and probably won't for awhile. You should be able to get something in the TB+ region for around $100. There isn't really a whole lot to consider when buying one of these.

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#1080134 - 01/11/10 07:43 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: jdoneg]
Shirley Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Anybody do online backup?

I've read that it's slow.
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#1080135 - 01/11/10 07:59 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: Shirley]
ku_painter Offline
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Registered: 02/21/05
Loc: Rockin a dial-up connection
I have way too much pron and illegal music for that to be a viable option.

And have also heard that it can be a slow process as well.
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#1080136 - 01/11/10 08:01 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: ku_painter]
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Upload speeds blow.
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#1080137 - 01/11/10 08:12 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: tbhagz]
bpritchett Offline
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Registered: 06/24/05
Loc: Exile
I put my iTunes library on a 250G WD passport USB connection and everything else on a 80B WD passport USB connection. Re iTunes, I kept the CD's I would replace if something happened to the passport and sold the rest to Half Price Books (a rip off; donate them to the library booksale and take the tax deduction).

It's perfectly acceptable.

Unless you're a geek, don't complicate things for yourself.

Think expansively. Do simply.
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#1080138 - 01/11/10 09:53 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: bpritchett]
sdoyel Offline
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Registered: 09/23/03
Loc: Dallas
My GF just bought a 320GB Seagate at Best Buy on Saturday for 79.99.

I have a 120GB Seagate that's about 2 years old. Does the job....
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#1080139 - 01/11/10 10:06 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: sdoyel]
jhwkswn Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 12/07/03
Either of these look like a pretty damn good deal to me.

1 TB, $90
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315536

500 GB, $80
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0318767

I bought a 650 GB Hitachi external from MicroCenter about six months ago. So far, so good.

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#1080140 - 01/11/10 10:31 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: jhwkswn]
Shirley Offline
Pelvic Missionary

Registered: 03/17/05
Quote:

Either of these look like a pretty damn good deal to me.

1 TB, $90
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315536

500 GB, $80
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0318767

I bought a 650 GB Hitachi external from MicroCenter about six months ago. So far, so good.




I have a 750 GB Maxtor. I guess that means mine is bigger than yours.
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#1080141 - 01/11/10 10:50 PM Re: 'Puter question--External Hard Drive [Re: Shirley]
jhwkswn Offline
Baby Jay

Registered: 12/07/03
Yeah but Maxtor's are known to explode early. I'll take a bit less size for longer activity. Size is not the end all be all, I always say - and thank God!

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