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Help finding a backup Drive


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

I have been having HDD problems on my other computers and have decided it is time to get a backup drive for my main personal computer. sadly I have 2TB worth of internal drive space at about 50% capacity. so I am thinking about getting a 2TB esata drive since my computer has esata and that would get a back up in decent time compared to USB. the problem is I am having a hard time finding a drive like that for a half way decent price. I would love to find one for under $200 but right now the goal is less then $400. any advice/links to sites or products would be extremely useful. and any other advice for backup ideas would be great.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

At this point in time...if I wanted to use an external hard drive, I would buy a USB 3.0 controller card (which would be faster than eSATA, from what I read).

I advise anyone against placing all the eggs in one drive :thumbsup:. Drives go bad routinely, no matter who they are made by or what logo is on them. I believe in hedging against that risk.

Or...don't use that external drive for daily computing.

Or...clone your partition/drive...to another drive which you won't use.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:54 PM

If I understand the question correctly

Go to zipzoomfly
Get an OEM (no fancy box) hard drive. whatever size you want
Buy an external enclosure
Put HDD in enclosure (easy)
Connect external HDD to PC.
Done.

#4 CHansohn

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:06 AM

Basically I just want to know where I can get the best deal for an external 2TB HDD That would be able to back up 2TB worth of data at a reasonable pace. i.e. won't take a whole day to back up like I'm sure usb 1.0 or 2.0 would.

CPU = Intel i7 950
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RAM = Corsair XMS3 DDR3 6X 2GB
Power Supply = Corsair AX1200W
Graphics Card = GTX 580 2-way SLI





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