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Which External 1 TB hard disk to buy ?

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December 17, 2013 10:41:08 AM

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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a b G Storage
December 17, 2013 10:47:31 AM

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=...
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December 17, 2013 10:56:17 AM

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=...


thanks for the options but can u suggest me the most budget friendly method ?
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a b G Storage
December 17, 2013 12:22:43 PM

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=N82E168...
WD My Book 2TB 3.5" External HDD USB 3.0 $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DIY External HDD
WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400rpm HDD $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Orico USB 3.0 2.5" external enclosure $13.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA297...
$103.98
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WD Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200rpm HDD $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Masscool 3.5" USB 3.0 HDD enclosure $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.98

HDD Dock
Orico Dual HDD Dock USB 3.0 $45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0VN-000...
WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400rpm HDD $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$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=N82E168...
$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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