Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?
- Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:34:37 -0800
- From: Peter Ehlert <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?
I avoid USB drives, in preference to internal drives... speed and security.
When I use them I am extremely careful, because they all seem to have a
spinning disk inside, not shock resistant, and subject to early failure
due to heat.
I do have several, but they are not what I really Trust to keep precious
a separate box that is out of harm is best, even a separate low end
computer to act as a storage device.
syncthing is my tool of choice to sync from my laptop to a desktop
then LuckyBackup on a schedule to Copy the sync folder into a second
Sorry, no recommendation, others have already spoke up and they know
more than me about USB storage
On 1/25/19 9:24 AM, James H. H. Lampert wrote:
Fellow List members:
Would anybody care to voice an opinion on USB external hard drives in
the 2 terabyte size range, for automated backup purposes?
We've been looking at the Seagate "Expansion" and the WD "Elements";
I've noticed that on Amazon, both have a fair number of negative
reviews citing reliability issues. (We recently discovered that our
current Seagate had apparently failed on us.)
Any opinions? Seagate? WD? Toshiba? Something else?