Recomend An External Desktop Drive

  RobCharles1981 21:45 30 Mar 2010

Its time I need a new external desktop Drive the size I'm looking for its 2tb which do you consider to be a good drive it also has to be a fast one too.



  Chas49 23:58 30 Mar 2010


I have two Lacie External Hard Drives, one a 250gig and the other 500. Had the 250 for 3 years and the 400 for two.

  rdave13 00:30 31 Mar 2010

The only thing that puts me off these big drives is if something goes wrong. I'd rather have four 500GB external drives than one 2TB drive. At least then if one goes down it doesn't take all the info with it, if you see what I mean.

  ame 09:34 31 Mar 2010

Why not wait for USB 3.0 drives to become more widely available and cheaper?

  mole44 12:54 31 Mar 2010

I`m with rdave13 on this one,old addage about all eggs in one basket.two backups mean a nice warm glow that you have belt and braces,instead of oh nooooo all my data lost.

  Chas49 15:11 31 Mar 2010

RobTheOrganGuru: Good advice from both rdave13 and mole44 - I have always kept copies on two seperate disk drives, in may case, as I said, a 250 gig and a 500 gig LaCie drives.

  Chas49 15:12 31 Mar 2010

may???? my !!!

  RobCharles1981 16:05 31 Mar 2010

The Point here is that I have 3 Internal Drives. 1tb 500gig O/S and General Backup

I have another 2 500 Gig Hard Drives worth of videos ect.

One Of My Drives is almost full so I wouldn't need all desktop drives it would be better to just have one.

  ronalddonald 21:07 31 Mar 2010

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  ronalddonald 21:07 31 Mar 2010

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  ame 14:32 01 Apr 2010

You don't seem to be getting much in the way of practical suggestions of a make or model. The latest Western Digital USB 3.0 2TB will be here soon if you can wait a bit click here Fast but expensive and you'll need the USB 3.0 upgrade card I presume - For A Few Dollars More!

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