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Old 05-31-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations For A 2TB External Portable Hard Drive?

Hi All.

I'm looking for a good external portable hard drive with 2TB capacity.
I actually wanted a larger one but I realized there are no portable hard drives larger than 2TB except the 4TB by Segate which I heard is not very reliable.

The most important thing for me indeed is: reliability. I want to know that my data is as close to 100% safe as possible. speed is also important but less than reliability.

I know there are good ones by Segate & Western Digital but although I'm not gonna be in any extreme environment(I'm simply gonna carry it around with my laptop) I was thinking of maybe getting a rugged one like one of Silicon Power models. What rugged model of Silicon Power or other brands would you recommend? Do you think it's an overkill to get one? I'm a musician and sometimes I use my laptop and hard drive to record/perform on the road so protecting it from beers and tall desks can be nice I just wanna know that I'm not comparmising data loss/speed/other features compared to a Segate one for example.

Thx In Advance, ZBBZ.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Recommendations For A 2TB External Portable Hard Drive?

Both Western Digital & Seagate are very reliable. This is a good one from Seagate Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 Expansion Portable Hard Drive STBX2000401 - Newegg.com
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Any opinion on the matter of getting a rugged one? a silicon power one>?
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I don't think it would make much difference other than the rugged one would be more protected.
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I don't think it would make much difference other than the rugged one would be more protected.
So they are the same regarding speed etc. ?

Do you know what's the differences between the differnt silicon power models? I honestly couldn't figure out what's the differnce between A15 A30 A60 & A80
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I don't know sorry.
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Have you thought about getting a NAS?
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Have you thought about getting a NAS?
That wouldn't be very useful to him as wants to take it with him when he uses his laptop.
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I use a old 2tb segate goflex with my raspberry pi. Seems to still be chuging along *fingers crossed*
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Western Digital has a pocket sized 2TB. It runs off the power from the USB port.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, External Hard Drives, Portable External Hard Drives, Western Digital, 1TB - 2.5TB
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