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#374140 - 04/24/12 01:02 PM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: tomtuttle]
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Alrighty! That's what I'm talking about!

It seems like the only drives I've ever had fail are WD, so I was looking for "try brand x".

Mark, I don't know. I'm using a 500GB now and there's plenty of space. I think I have 300-400GB of all content, but it would be pretty easy for me to split it into a pictures disk and a music disk.

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the help.
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#374145 - 04/24/12 01:29 PM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: tomtuttle]
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Just to be clear, my Seagate's are internal SATA drives, just plugged (docked) into the NAS enclosure. I may be wrong, but the difference to me between 'internal' vs 'external' drives is not the drive itself, but simply what it is plugged into.
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#374146 - 04/24/12 01:33 PM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: tomtuttle]
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I forgot I have two Seagate 500GB external drives. When I back up my PS3 the drive gets pounded for 12 hours non-stop, and other than getting a little warm it's not had any problems. Indeed it's just one of their 2.5 inch laptop drives inside a USB enclosure.
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#374192 - 04/25/12 01:02 AM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: tomtuttle]
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My experience over the last 15+ years is I see way more Seagate drives fail than WD. I'm looking at a bad Seagate drive right now.

/shrug
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#374197 - 04/25/12 06:20 AM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: tomtuttle]
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this program gives good info on the health of HDD:
http://www.hdtune.com/
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#374501 - 04/27/12 10:50 AM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: cb919]
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Weirdest thing - a day after posting about the Seagate drives, I got a Seagate advertisement email for this device which might be kinda cool for tablet users. The weird part is I don't recall ever getting spam from Seagate until I posted about them....they're watching you! shocked
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#375460 - 05/08/12 12:08 AM Re: Need an external hard drive [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Tom, any luck finding one? Still shopping around?


Edited by richeydog (05/08/12 12:19 AM)
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