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What is the Best 4TB external Hard Drive 2013?

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July 18, 2013 9:44:52 AM

Looking to store my 16Tb movie collection in 4 external HDD. HDD will be use only for movie.
My options are:
- LaCie Porsche Design
- WD My book
- Seagate Expansion
- Seagate Back Up Plus
(All 4To)
Running Windows 7 64bit
Which one i should choose and why ?
a b G Storage
July 18, 2013 11:32:20 AM

Any of the above will do the job.
Keep in mind no matter what you do, HDD will failed eventually.
So for safe keeping you should have 2 set of USB HDD. This is good but a bit of inconvenient, cuz you have a 4x set of library and need to swap out when needed.

Or in my usage i have a RAID5 driver-less - a combine of 5x drives 2TB, that hot plug into ANY Windows's eSATA/USB3.0/2.0 port to see my libray.

Of course this is not a perfect solution, a back up still needed, but certainly help my to keep my media file, in an event a HDD fail.

Cheap computer case - you can pick up at local store for less than $20.00
Add a driver-less hardware RAID card eSATA/USB
Install 5x 4TB drives - the RAID support 48bit LBA, that means it can go up to 64TB per port
Within minute you will have 16TB - high availability

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a b G Storage
July 18, 2013 11:33:01 AM
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I'd go with the Seagate Backup Plus because of
A. The price ($170)
B. Comes with software that does automatic Backups

If you dont need automatic backups, go with the cheapest (Seagate Expansion)
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July 18, 2013 12:28:19 PM

Kingbob said:
I'd go with the Seagate Backup Plus because of
A. The price ($170)
B. Comes with software that does automatic Backups

If you dont need automatic backups, go with the cheapest (Seagate Expansion)


Im a noob with cpu things... What is a back up exactly? It back up inside the cpu or in the external hdd ? If it back up inside cpu, it takes howmutch space on the cpu to back up 4tb external hdd ? Can i buy a 5th external hdd just to back up the 4 HDD loaded with movie ? If a HDD die, is it still possible to recover information ?

Thank you for help
a b G Storage
July 18, 2013 12:36:48 PM

Do, these backup your computer to them. They will hold everything you have on your computer in them. If you want to back up the HDD's youll need to RAID them.
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