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    Default External HD that will stand the test of time??

    Hey everyone I'm looking to buy an external 1TB / 2TB HDD. The use would be for my MBP time capsules and my music library mainly. This would be left at home out of harms way, so powered is cool with me too. I'm thinking I could utilize the firewire port instead of USB on my MBP because both of the existing USB ports are bieng used by my S4 and MF3D, and I've had some trouble with my USB hub :X........

    Any suggestions anyone?? I know its just a HD but mine ALWAYS seem to break, glitch, catch fire (wait what?!) within 1 year or so of purchase..
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    I will say that go for western digital external they will for sure stand the test of time always.
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    I will say that go for western digital external they will for sure stand the test of time always.
    Tell that to the dead 320 gig WD external I have sitting on my desk right now

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    No such thing. There are ALWAYS bad units no matter how much you spend.

    Get TWO half decent ones, and use one for regular back-ups (I back up once a week, or when I add a large number of new tunes to my library). A lot of us here have learned that the hard way.

    You should learn it the easy way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    No such thing. There are ALWAYS bad units no matter how much you spend.

    Get TWO half decent ones, and use one for regular back-ups (I back up once a week, or when I add a large number of new tunes to my library). A lot of us here have learned that the hard way.

    You should learn it the easy way.
    I've always felt like that, good to know I'm not the only one thinking that!! I think I'm going to go with the buying two route. Thanks all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ_JCohh View Post
    I've always felt like that, good to know I'm not the only one thinking that!! I think I'm going to go with the buying two route. Thanks all.
    Or a RAID1 Enclosure ? No Point in doing things twice if you don't need to - right ?



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    Raid is not backup...

    The 2 disks idea is better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Melis View Post
    Raid is not backup...

    The 2 disks idea is better!
    RAID is definatley bakup as long as it is RAID 2... all raid incorporates 2 or more disks

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Gibson View Post
    RAID is definatley bakup as long as it is RAID 2... all raid incorporates 2 or more disks
    You mean RAID1 surely - Mirrored for a 1:1 backup.

    Raid is not backup...

    The 2 disks idea is better!
    RAID on its own internally for sure is not a backup (which should be kept externally) however backing up to an 2 disc External Raid1 array like the buffalo I mentioned above would create 2 copies of your backup data in a single external enclosure. In the even that one of your backup discs fail you will still have the second healthy backup drive and would not need to run a backup twice to still have a redundant copy.

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