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Best Portable HD Over 1TB?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    I desperately need a new portable hard drive. I have maxed out the HD on my 500GB desktop computer, the 500GB seagate portable HD, the 500GB external HD, 500 GB PS3 and almost maxed out my 250GB portable seagate HD. The seagate 1TB portable 3.0 HD looks very tempting. I might buy two of those. They are only $89 dollars. Are there any portable hard drives that are over 2TB? If so, do you own one?
     
  2. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Gonna buy one today or on Cyber Monday.
     
  3. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  4. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

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  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Lol can we stay under $100 please?
     
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  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  9. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    Whatever you get make sure it can be connected to the router so you can use it as a cloud storage at office or home.

    Buffalo, seagate, & iomega have a model but I preferred the Dlink sharecenter because of better cloud software and the fact that I could use my spare old HDD :)
     
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    That link says it has cloud storage but thats only free for 30 days. I'm not worried bout cloud storage tho.

    Gotta reformat it when I get it for use with Time Machine (which I never use but why not)

    I wonder if I can still use it for PC after reformatting it?
     
  11. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    I am not taking about public cloud like skydrive or googledrive

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-ShareCenter-Network-Storage-Enclosure/dp/B008HNRD4I

    this allows you to create private/personal cloud so you can put you documents, videos and what not in one place and hook you tv, xbox, and pc to access the content.

     
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Are you actually going to move it around ?

    Sounds like you want a networked drive, not a portable drive.

    Otherwise get a NAS device as smartpixels suggests
     
  13. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Own a bunch. Starting to switch to the bigger kind and buying different color drives (black) because the portable drives keep breaking. 20 million files is my issue.
     
  14. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Any reason? you would get 1TB less for the same price (out of the two he linked)
     
  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I know western digital drives are rock solid owning about 10 (probably more) externals x3 wdtv hubs. I've just had good experiences with them. You disagree?
     
  16. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    I disagree? no not at all, but i would disagree paying the same price for a 2tb when I could get the 3tb :)
    I personally go for any, They all fail and at random times. I'm easy! ask my wife lol.
     
  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    :p

    I can understand pricing being a factor. But since I've had good experiences with wd drives and I use them to hold my PSDs which are important to me (worth more than the drives themselves by a factor of <insert high number here> I tend to go with them. I understand drives can go at any given time but with my experiences with wd I think the extra cost is worth it, for me.

    I've got a stack of old IBM drives that have failed so I don't consider them anymore but i tend to go with stuff that have served me well over the years. :)
     
  18. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Aye it's a big ****ter when they die, You know I'm sure they make them to die at the very moment you need to get something mega important from them.

    I'm just waiting for 2 to die at the same time from my raid5... I know it's coming :D when it rains it pours.
     
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  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I remember (about two years into photoshop) I lost every PSD I had, I almost cried. I just expected drives to last forever (my own ignorance) and had to start creating everything from scratch again. I almost gave up on photoshop over it it was that bad I lost a lot of important work. I don't just rely on hardrives nowadays I back everything up on discs too but it's a mistake I won't ever make again. :D

    WD - Have been good to me and I'm one for (if a company serves you well) it'll always get me purchasing from them. But yeah, agreeing there when it rains it definitely pours. (y)
     
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  20. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Hell don't we all belive they will last forever. Aye I remmber you telling me about when you lost all the PSD's once. Not good at all. All my main files are now backup to dropdox,owncloud and a extra Harddrive. They best be safe lol.
     
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