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Old 02-22-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hi, my previous External HD crashed and I lost all of the data associated with it. I own an entertainment company and have a lot of videos, music, and images stored to my PC. Well, at least I used to.. Anyways, I purchased a Western Digital 1TB external HD but heard it wasn't that great. Money isn't too big of an issue for me when it comes to the external drive. I want something I can really rely on. I already thought about online backup but it would take way too long with all the videos I have. Can anyone suggest a solution for me? Thank You.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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You own a company and didn't back up your data? Never rely on one drive without a backup. I would get two external hard drives and keep an identical copy of the original data.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6&name=SAMSUNG
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I would RAID1.

Much easier.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
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You own a company and didn't back up your data? Never rely on one drive without a backup. I would get two external hard drives and keep an identical copy of the original data.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6&name=SAMSUNG
Yea, I never had a problem with a hard drive before so it was kinda one of those "it wouldn't happen to me" situations. Education is expensive!
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I RAID 1, and have had 1 hard drive fail so far with no damage to any of my data. Another one is also showing signs of going now...
I don't trust hard drives at all.

1 hard drive in about 3 years or less, and 2 hard drives (if this one is going) in less than 5
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:56 PM   #6
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This is what I got for myself and my brother few month ago. Works great!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153071

The dock has:

Internal Interface SATA
External Interface USB & eSATA

just plug HDD in and go.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1268&ID=1642

This is the HDD that I would suggest you take.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

This is a very solid 1 TB HDD from WD. Has 2089 reviews that you can take a look at.

In my opinon this is a great combination for you that will last a long time.

If you want something cheaper I suggest just brows for a different HDD, but definitely take the dock, its great!
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Whatever you end up going with, get two at least. On a long enough timeline, all hard drives will fail. They have moving parts and produce heat, end of story.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:22 PM   #8
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If I were to get 2 HD's is there a program I could use so that the data on 1 HD will automatically be updated on another?
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Yes. Its called RAID1. You set it up in the BIOS.
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Ok, thanks for the info!
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