I have a question about what to purchase as a potential Backup drive
I need something of 8+tb
I was looking these drives:
IronWolf PRO from Seagate
WD Red from Western Digital
He10 OR Ha10 OR He12 from HGST
Also I would need probably a dock station or an external USB2/3 box to use it
My plan is to use this drive as a backup drive for all my files (which are already in a backup drive) but for more reliability I would like to add another very big drive
I've been very happy with a 6tb RED from WD but maybe the other solutions could be more efficient/reliable
I have Windows 7 so no 4kn drives (luckily all the drives I lsited comes with 512e version/compatibility
I have also read something about HE and HA from HGST where the HA works only in sequential reading/writing which I didn't fully understood what they mean
Anyway do You have some suggestions? I live in Italy and pretty much any of those drives are available (except maybe the 12tb from HGST but I should check better)
Any of You has any better suggestion or solution for a very reliable backup?
I need as minimum of 8tb, that's why I am looking for 8+, possibly 10, 12is pretty much mandatory since the only 12tb I know is made by HGST
Also do You rcommend an external box or a dock? A box I can keep the drive inside, with the dock I could easily swap and backup on multiple drives one after another
Edited by hamluis, 05 April 2017 - 01:33 PM.
Moved from System Building to External Harddware - Hamluis.