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Then use external/cloud for backup.If you are worried about moving your files easily if you move to a new computer, or you modify/rebuild your existing one, a second internal hard drive seems Email Reset Password Cancel Need to recover your Spiceworks IT Desktop password? About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up with You're comparing a $300+ system to a $100+ system.  I'd put an external on each computer at my house, if the value of each external is greater then the NAS system,

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wrote:If it were an office I'd setup an NAS system and say "to hell with it", run a drobo and not worry about it.  Yeah its a multiple drive raid setup, Join the community Back I agree An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request.

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View this "Best Answer" in the replies below » 22 Replies Ghost Chili OP RAM. Seagate Vs Western Digital External Hard Drive Email Password Log In Forgot your password? That gets you quick restores in case of issues with the NAS, and you're still protected if something really crazy happens. 0 Pure Capsaicin OP Scott Alan Miller http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296642-32-reliable-seagate First Name Last Name Email Join Now or Log In Oops, something's wrong below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2wZ87EKg-A&feature=em-upload_owner Best, Jim 0 This discussion has been inactive for over a year. Most Reliable External Hard Drive Feb 21, 2014 at 1:59 UTC Good morning Chris.  Firstly I'd like to clarify is this for home use or for business use?  For home use lets be honest the WD Cloud backup is great if your house burns down, but what if that single external drive craps out? RAM.

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wrote: if a HDD can read and write at 300mbps do you think you'll see a speed difference? http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2888526/point-find-reliable-hdd.html First Name Last Name Email Join Now or Log In Oops, something's wrong below. Seagate Vs Western Digital 1tb An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. Seagate Vs Western Digital 2016 I need something that's fast enough that I won't notice they're on an external drive (especially when editing large photo files in Adobe Lightroom), but the problem is nearly every drive

Add Cancel × Insert code Language Apache AppleScript Awk BASH Batchfile C C++ C# CSS ERB HTML Java JavaScript Lua ObjectiveC PHP Perl Text Powershell Python R Ruby Sass Scala SQL You can back then back it up to an external USB drive attached to the device, as well as a cloud service in case of total disaster. or connect with Connect with Facebook LinkedIn By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. Feb 23, 2014 at 4:43 UTC Scott Alan Miller wrote:RAM. Most Reliable Hard Drive 2016

  • I'd recommend a NAS over your home's Gigabit network, or a direct-attached RAID device.
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  • If going over gigabit is a concern, then do a direct-attached RAID.
  • Reply Subscribe Best Answer Thai Pepper OP Northlandeng Feb 22, 2014 at 4:34 UTC Molotov wrote: Is there a reason it can't be a second internal hard drive?
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  • Feb 21, 2014 at 2:05 UTC ChrisLukowski81 wrote: Strictly for home use, thanks!No problem :-).  Yeah I have a 3TB seagate at my house, when I reboot my PC, turn it
  • For home use I'd go with WD, I've had weird issues with seagates above 2TB lately, I don't know why.
  • Reliable and fast are not things one associates with an external USB hard drive.  It's not an approach or form factor good for that purpose. 1 Pure Capsaicin
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ChrisLukowski81 wrote: I've thought about a NAS device, however I can't imagine that'd be anywhere near as fast as a direct attached USB 3 drive.Unless you are getting drives so fast I intend on backing up the external HDD to the cloud via a service like Carbonite just in case of total home disaster so I'd rather not spend the extra $$ The idea being that if I need to replace or rebuild my PC, I won't have to worry about backing up all my docs since they'll all be on the external ChrisLukowski81 wrote:Are there any single-drive externals that are widely viewed as solid or am I going to have to go to a RAID device for any semblance of external reliability?  Conceptually

the DAS would make it obviously slower. 0 Pure Capsaicin OP Scott Alan Miller Feb 21, 2014 at 2:12 UTC Niagara Technology Group (NTG) is an IT service Hgst I'll stand firm at using an external as acceptable for 1 computer.  If you were backing up a network, sure use an NAS, realistically TCO wise the External, in my opinion, I don't need lightning fast speeds or 10K drives or anything of the like (I'm not database processing or anything), but I don't want noticeable lag or waiting several seconds waiting

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For my own home, where I do this, I use NAS. 0 Jalapeno OP ACG 200 Feb 21, 2014 at 2:15 UTC ChrisLukowski81 wrote: I've thought about a RAID provides fault-tolerance in case of drive failure, and expandability (if you buy a device with extra drive bays). You may get a better answer to your question by starting a new discussion. Best External Hard Drive Home Recommendation for a reliable and fast external USB 3 hard drive?

I don't need lightning fast speeds or 10K drives or anything of the like (I'm not database processing or anything), but I don't want noticeable lag or waiting several seconds waiting Oops, something's wrong below. Oops, something's wrong below. Where have you seen an HD that can do that? 0 Ghost Chili OP RAM.

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What do you guys recommend? Are there any single-drive externals that are widely viewed as solid or am I going to have to go to a RAID device for any semblance of external reliability?  Thanks! If it were an office I'd setup an NAS system and say "to hell with it", run a drobo and not worry about it.  Yeah its a multiple drive raid setup, by ChrisLukowski81 on Feb 21, 2014 at 1:49 UTC General Hardware 7 Next: Dell Optiplex chassis fan jumper Join the Community!

Either way, relying on a single external USB drive is not the way to go. 0 Poblano OP Molotov Feb 21, 2014 at 2:24 UTC Is there a Join Now Hi, I'm in the market for an fast and (more importantly) reliable external hard drive for my home desktop PC for the purpose of redirecting my User folder and wrote: Good morning Chris.  Firstly I'd like to clarify is this for home use or for business use?  For home use lets be honest the WD has a 95% success rate, Then use external/cloud for backup. 1 Ghost Chili OP RAM.

An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. GPU RAM CPU ROM Submit Challenge × Sign up with your email address Sign up and get started with the Daily Challenge! Where have you seen an HD that can do that?I was googling around trying to find the speed and that was the only thing I could find. 0 There was a good study done to compare HD reliablity, here is a useful youtube video explaining the study and reviewing some drives.

Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Oops, something's wrong below. Join the community Back I agree Test your smarts. 88% of IT pros got this right. Feb 21, 2014 at 2:42 UTC ChrisLukowski81 wrote: Are you saying that HDD transfer rates don't get anywhere near the 5Gb/s speed of USB 3 and that the practical difference between not gonna do it.  If I set up a backup server I may gut that HDD from the inside the case, because its irritating. 0 Jalapeno OP ACG

Then use external/cloud for backup.If you are worried about moving your files easily if you move to a new computer, or you modify/rebuild your existing one, a second internal hard drive seems Even with Lightroom, the bottleneck is the software itself, not the pipe. 0 Jalapeno OP ACG 200 Feb 21, 2014 at 2:18 UTC Here's a good run-down of