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Offline Den

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External Hard Drive?
« on: September 05, 2015, 12:49 »
Any thoughts on the best external hard drive to buy? I have a WD 1tB hard drive but would like a 3 0r 4tB one. I have looked on line and Samsung or WD seem the most popular  but the prices seem a long way apart. I will most likely use a USB 3 and plug it into my desktop. The other thought is a Ethernet one but all 4 ports are in use on my BT Homehub 5. Will a port extender work for that?
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 13:21 »
Not had it long, but I've just bought one of these for backups:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006L0XE7O/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_N1T6vbZ7H0D10
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 21:25 »
I bought a WD MyCloud but for some reason I can't get my head around it. Has anyone any experience with one of these as I feel so stupid at the moment.
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 21:55 »
I looked at them before I bought the one I did, but I couldn't fathom them out either, Den.  I'm sure it's probably fairly straightforward once you get to grips with it, but I've never used all this 'Cloud' malarkey, and don't intend to start if I can help it.
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 23:48 »
Any thoughts on the best external hard drive to buy? I have a WD 1tB hard drive but would like a 3 0r 4tB one. I have looked on line and Samsung or WD seem the most popular  but the prices seem a long way apart. I will most likely use a USB 3 and plug it into my desktop. The other thought is a Ethernet one but all 4 ports are in use on my BT Homehub 5. Will a port extender work for that?

I tend to find WD are the most reliable tho' a bit more expensive. I also use seagate which are also OK but i've had one (internal) seagate fail on me in the past.
Never had a Samsung so can't comment on them. I reckon if the stuff is important use WD, if less important use Seagate to get a bit more TB for your money.
I don't get the cloud malarkey either, but it's bound to be slow and perhaps an extra charge somewhere along the line.
You can get 8 TB drives now for around 200 or less, but it's an awful lot to lose if it goes t1ts up  :bawl:

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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 10:08 »
For the record my WD failed after just a couple of years and I've now switched to Samsung. 
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2016, 10:56 »
You will probably find they are all made by the same manufacturer, and that none of them are 100% bulletproof.   :-\
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 11:38 »
You are probably correct Simon.
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Re: External Hard Drive?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 21:35 »
I have set up the WD.MyCloud and can now access all my music and photos even when my computer is turned off or in sleep mode on my own private cloud.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 22:20 »
Almost as good as a private jet Den.   8-)
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2016, 18:43 »
When you wish upon a star.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2016, 19:00 »
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