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    Hey Guys,

    I'm in the market for an external hard drive to store all my music on. I am looking for either a 1TB or 2TB hard drive. I want to buy it on BlackFriday so I started doing my research today, and I fell upon a lot of hard drives that have people complaining that they are unreliable.

    I was just wondering, what do you guys use? What would you suggest I buy?

    Preferably looking at a 2TB one.

    Thanks in advance,
    Coldfuzion

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    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-External-Drive/dp/B000W9RNOA[/ame] This one seems to have some good reviews.
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    Currently I'm all hot for Seagate-drives (and possess two external ones myself). Had quite some problems (including total data loss) with Western Digital.

    What I recommend you is to get some online-storage and upload all your music to the web (mustn't be linked to a domain). This keeps me sleeping at night.
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    Can't go wrong with Lacie drives.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/LaCie-FireWire800-FireWire400-External-301500U/dp/B002KPUX2S[/ame]
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    Omni - I read the review for the 2TB one of that same model, a lot of people were saying don't buy it. That's actually the one that made me create this post because I wanted to see what everyone else recommended instead of that.

    Hedge - Are your Seagate ones working fine? How long have you had them for? And what sites would you suggest for online storage? Thing is I want to use an external hard drive to store all my music on, and then depending on the gig i'm playing, upload like 10 / 20gb worth of music onto my laptop and bring the drive along as well. So if anything happens to the drive, I have my music on my laptop ready to go anyway.

    Photo - The only problem with that is its price , I can get another companies 2TB one for half the price of that on Black Friday, but if its truly worth the price, I guess i'll dish it out. And how long have you had yours? Has it worked perfectly?



    I guess in general there will always be a lemon for every type of product, i'm just hoping to find a brand with the least amount of lemons :P.

    Thanks again for all your input guys,
    Coldfuzion

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    Just get a 64Gb memory stick, haha. I don't know how people can go wrong with any type of external hard drive. It's just a storage device...
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    One of my dropped from height of 6 inches (!). All data was unrecoverable.

    I've had one Seagate-hdd for 14 months and another one for 6 months. They travel a lot each week in my backpack and I dropped one twice but they're still fine.
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    i have a 4tb NAS western digital at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesC View Post
    i have a 4tb NAS western digital at home.
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    As of right now, I guess I am locked onto the Seagate 2TB which i'm getting for $90.

    Thanks for your responses guys!
    Last edited by Coldfuzion; 11-23-2010 at 05:50 PM.

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