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    Default USB3 External HD

    Anyone got any experience with these drives:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1TB-SAMSUN...item46298e413d

    I've read some good things - but the lack of external power concerns me...
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    I've never had issues with them but I'd replace yearly just dye yo nature of portable drives.. At least back up regularly

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    If you want external power, you need to look at 'back-up' HDDs, not portable ones.

    That said, I don't think it's that big of an issue.
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    The lack of an external power supply is a "good" thing there's on less thing to worry about. I use these things at work and its such a relief to need to worry about needing to make sure that you have the plug for the drive then needing an outlet to plug the darn thing in then hoping that the cord for the power supply is long enough. "Any device without a power supply is a good device"
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    Personally I use these exact drives and it's a much better deal IMO:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301243187218?afsrc=1

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    Good question, I'm needing to do a better back up than I've done so far,............ We all know how this ends if I don't sort it out;

    But USB slots on a MBP are at a premium, does anyone have experience of thunderbolt drives and at a sensible price?

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    I just use a USB3 hub for now, I'd like to go thunderbolt but it definitely seems more expensive at the moment.

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    Brand and model of drive is completely irrelevant.

    The only thing that matters is that you have 3 regular backups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidstrings View Post
    I've never had issues with them but I'd replace yearly just dye yo nature of portable drives.. At least back up regularly
    Theres no reason at all to replace them yearly, just backup daily and replace as they die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNoDJ View Post
    Brand and model of drive is completely irrelevant.

    The only thing that matters is that you have 3 regular backups.
    Not entirely true. Seagate HDDs don't have the best reputation compared to WD.
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