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#1 borkoborko391


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 05:51 AM

Hi i have a lot of files i want to store somewhere but i want them to be easy accessible and portable and durable.What to buy external hard disk or usb memory flash drive?Right now im looking at 128GB flash drive at 25$.Which one is more durable?I wont write on them i just want to store my files and access the when i need them.

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#2 Agouti


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:11 AM

What do you mean by "more durable"?  Whether it has more read/write cycles or whether it can take some banging?  On a $/GB basis, a hard drive is cheaper than a flash drive.  A flash drive has a limited amount of read/write cycles but it can take rougher treatment.  A hard drive theoretically has infinite read/write cycles but most likely won't survive a fall.  Both flash drives and hard drives will die sooner or later.

Edited by Agouti, 07 April 2016 - 09:15 AM.

#3 RolandJS


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:38 AM

Maybe consider:  two twin usb external hard-drives; each with the identical folders/files.  If/when one goes, the other probably is aok.  And, if you travel some, two twin 128GB or 256GB usb flash drives -- for the road.

Edited by RolandJS, 10 April 2016 - 06:38 AM.

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