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What is the Best 4TB external Hard Drive 2013?

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 ?
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  1. 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
  2. Best answer
    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)
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. I an using Western Digital hard drive and happy with it.
  6. I do not like ANY plastic external, it gives you a fault sense it the HDD thermal...
    Plastic does not transfer heat well, so the HDD inside getting hot, and users don' even know it until it goes bad
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