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External Hardrives
« on: October 26, 2016, 12:22:06 AM »
Any to recommend? Aiming for atleast a 2tb for photo/video storage.

I see some seagate ones for relatively cheap, but their review tends to be average to poor. 

The WD My book has the same negative stuff said.


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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 08:32:48 PM »
I just go for the cheapest one that affords me the most storage space.  The way these things progress, it'll soon be outdated anyway.



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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 07:30:53 PM »
If there's a sale during cyber monday.  might get this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147513



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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 07:42:38 PM »
I use 4 WD external drives.  Earlier this year, I got the 4th one at 2 tb.  I have nothing on my hard drive these days.

My computer crashed last week.  I took it in to have it serviced.  They cleaned the whole thing up so I had to re-install the operating system.  Damn, that Sierra.  If I didn't have all my stuff on the external drives, I'd be SOL. 

BUT, I've had an external drive crash too.  Lost all the photos for a year and a half that I'll never see ever again.  Couldn't get it extracted.



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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 10:08:15 AM »
I have an Intel Atom system sitting far away from me connected via 1Gbps LAN and here's what I do:
1. OS on a usb stick
2. Two 2TB drivers encrypted using LUKS
3. When I need it, I decrypt them and copy my data onto the first drive
4. rsync the first drive onto the 2nd drive.
I could've use RAID1, but I like rsync better.

In addition to that, and most importantly, I have a Samsung 2TB SSD(using VeraCrypt) and a 2TB WD passport(VeraCrypt) that I attached to the USB port port, decrypt, and rsync too.  I placed the Samsung in my office, the WD in my car.

Why? Should my home get burglarize, burn down, etc....I have two safe copy elsewhere.  Why encrypted?  So, anyone that steals it, does not get access to my photos.

What brand, type, etc... of HDD/SDD is irrelevant since it's not on 24/7.  I just went with what I used in the past for SSD and HDD.  To hook up the SSD to the computer, I got one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-10Gbps-Adapter-Cable-Drives/dp/B00XLAZODE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1483114071&sr=8-3&keywords=usb+3.1+to+sata

 



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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 09:13:38 AM »
I have a WD as well; however I rarely use it these days.  It's more of a hassle for me to constantly reconnect to it and backup stuff.  I've come to the realization that I don't need to backup everything and most of my pictures I'm okay with not being pixel perfect or in high definition.



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Re: External Hardrives
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 02:11:29 PM »
I have an Intel Atom system sitting far away from me connected via 1Gbps LAN and here's what I do:
1. OS on a usb stick
2. Two 2TB drivers encrypted using LUKS
3. When I need it, I decrypt them and copy my data onto the first drive
4. rsync the first drive onto the 2nd drive.
I could've use RAID1, but I like rsync better.

In addition to that, and most importantly, I have a Samsung 2TB SSD(using VeraCrypt) and a 2TB WD passport(VeraCrypt) that I attached to the USB port port, decrypt, and rsync too.  I placed the Samsung in my office, the WD in my car.

Why? Should my home get burglarize, burn down, etc....I have two safe copy elsewhere.  Why encrypted?  So, anyone that steals it, does not get access to my photos.

What brand, type, etc... of HDD/SDD is irrelevant since it's not on 24/7.  I just went with what I used in the past for SSD and HDD.  To hook up the SSD to the computer, I got one of these:
Oh snap. You must have some really interesting stuff that can bring down the president. Personally, I've only used WD and never had issues with them. I think my oldest one has a 10th birthday coming up.



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