Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?
- Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 10:18:00 -0500
- From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: USB hard drives -- recommendations?
> Would anybody care to voice an opinion on USB external hard drives in the
> 2 terabyte size range, for automated backup purposes?
I personally use my external HDDs without enclosures.
I.e. I use a USB<->SATA adapter
and then connect the "raw drives". The advantage is that the same
adapter cable works for various sizes of drives (e.g. I have some
extra-thick 2½" 2TB drives which don't fit in a normal 2½" enclosure).
Some of those adapters can also be used with 3½" drives (at the cost of
extra work to power the drive, and I'm not sure it's worth the trouble:
I personally stopped using 3½" disks when the 2½" disks crossed the 2TB