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Which External 1 TB hard disk to buy ?

I require a reliable 1 tb hard disk for storing my songs , pictures and videos. Most of the videos as primary storage . Which hard disk should i buy ?
m thinking of WD My passport 1 tb but please help me if m wrong .
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    If your files are really important, then backup to more than 1 drive.
    For external HDD, there are a few options
    1. Pre-made like the WD Passport
    2. DIY, buy a internal HDD and then a external enclosure, install HDD into external enclosure and it becomes external
    3. How about a HDD dock?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=x+dock&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=KJuwUt7JA4OxsATn8IGwAw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=594#q=hdd+dock&tbm=isch
  2. lp231 said:
    If your files are really important, then backup to more than 1 drive.
    For external HDD, there are a few options
    1. Pre-made like the WD Passport
    2. DIY, buy a internal HDD and then a external enclosure, install HDD into external enclosure and it becomes external
    3. How about a HDD dock?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=x+dock&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=KJuwUt7JA4OxsATn8IGwAw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=594#q=hdd+dock&tbm=isch


    thanks for the options but can u suggest me the most budget friendly method ?
  3. Here are the price difference

    Pre-made External HDD
    WD My PassPort 1TB 2.5" External HDD USB 3.0 $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236577&ignorebbr=1
    WD My Book 2TB 3.5" External HDD USB 3.0 $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236628

    DIY External HDD
    WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400rpm HDD $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236496&ignorebbr=1
    Orico USB 3.0 2.5" external enclosure $13.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2970TX9252
    $103.98
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    WD Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm HDD $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&ignorebbr=1
    Masscool 3.5" USB 3.0 HDD enclosure $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388032
    $89.98

    HDD Dock
    Orico Dual HDD Dock USB 3.0 $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0VN-0003-00036
    WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400rpm HDD $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236496&ignorebbr=1
    $135.98
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    This dock also supports 3.5" HDD and with that, you can also get a 3.5" HDD instead of a 2.5"
    WD Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm HDD $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&ignorebbr=1
    $115.98

    Easiest method are the pre-made and HDD Dock, but DIY and HDD dock gives you more control on how you want your drive to be, either internal or external.
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