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Need USB powered external HDD

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Last response: in Storage
May 1, 2008 1:53:09 PM

I have a WD external HDD which is nice because it is powered through the USB cable. No extra power supply needed. However, its software is designed for synchronizing rather than backing up.

On my new system, I want a 500GB external to backup the entire system (no redundant RAID this time).

Any recommendations?


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May 1, 2008 2:03:56 PM

What size is your existing drive? It could be cheaper to buy backup software than a new drive.
May 1, 2008 4:59:22 PM

This is for a new system I have not yet built. I am backing up the 500 with another 500.
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May 1, 2008 5:11:23 PM

As far as I know, only 2.5" drives will run off USB power any more. I wouldn't mind being "corrected" though, as I was looking into one myself.