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Posted 12/2/2012 by jen1021 in General Scrappin'
 

jen1021
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Posted: 12/2/2012 12:54:55 AM
Hi! I posted this over in Photography as well but haven't gotten a response. I am in need of an external hard drive. I know absolutely nothing about them. Does anyone have any recommendations?

TIA!


Jen




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Posted: 12/2/2012 1:10:16 AM
I just got a Time Capsule because I needed a new router as well, and the TC is router + external hard drive. It consolidates 2 pieces of hardware into one. They are expensive though.

I love all my Mac/Apple products, how long they last, etc. so to me it was worth it. The TC works with PCs as well as with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.

If you cross post this to NSBR, you'll get a lot of input. Some great computer gurus over there as well

Time Capsule info on Apple.com



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Posted: 12/2/2012 1:31:59 AM
My passport is a really good one also best buy had on sale the seagate with 2 tb for around $99 that's a really good deal.. The my passport is always a little bit more expensive but I think either brand is good to have! They both are easy to use & connect from a 3.0 USB.. Go to bestbuy.com you can read the reviews for both!


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Posted: 12/2/2012 6:34:56 AM
I own 3 western digital external hd. One has to be over 7 yrs old that one was only 100 GB and out grew it quickly, so DH uses it. I now use a 200 GB solely for my iTunes and 2 TB for pics, digital kits, etc.

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Posted: 12/2/2012 7:42:05 AM
Just left you a reply on your other post



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Posted: 12/2/2012 9:21:51 AM
I have a Seagate. My first one failed and was replaced by the company. After that though I only use it as a redundant backup.



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Posted: 12/2/2012 6:07:59 PM
I have two...a 500GB seagate portable - love it.

And a 2TB Buffalo...also love. Both have worked well for me. I have them stored in nice hard cases...made for nintendo dsi


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Posted: 12/2/2012 6:12:59 PM
I have a 250GB Seagate and DH has a Western Digital 500GB. Both work well for us and have lasted several years so far.



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Posted: 12/2/2012 7:07:06 PM
WOW! Thanks for all the input ladies. I'll have to do some more research but I am hoping to pick one up this week. Thank you, all!!


Jen




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Posted: 12/3/2012 2:13:46 PM
WD 1.5 TB








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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:06:54 PM
I have had 2 WD and both of them crapped out on me. I now have a Calvary that has been going strong for 5 years, but I admit - I never back up to it after having the previous 2 crash! I store all of my stuff on CD and the cloud now. I use Crashplan and it does automatic backups.
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