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Seeking recommendations for an external HDD (for backup purposes)


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#1 spc3rd

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Good afternoon everyone,

 

     I am seeking any suggestions for an external hard drive (in the 600 GB - 1 TB range) which I could easily attach to a USB port or some other type port on my computer and utilize to essentially create an identical backup of EVERYTHING (including Windows system files) on my present internal HDD.  (my computer specs are shown below in the signature line).  The purpose being...if for some reason my internal HDD were to become corrupted or otherwise unusable (as a result of a malware infection, for example), I could restore everything to the internal hard drive.  (I DO have a Win 7 Pro, 64-bit & 32-bit backup CD available...which came with this machine).

 

* I presently store all personal data files on two USB flash drives.

 

I would appreciate any suggestions/recommendations for an external HDD of the capacity mentioned above that has a decent "track record" of reliability and doesn't require a lot of technical expertise to attach it to my present computer and use.

 

Thank you for your time and any suggestions! :)


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:22 PM

I've been using Western Digital My Book externals for quite a few years with complete success. Several associates and friends have the same experience. In fact Walmart has the 1TB model for 89.99.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hard-Drive-Enclosures/15222296

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/external/desktop/

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Thanks very much for the feedback, Animal!

 

I'll check it out!

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

You're quite welcome.

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