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08-10-2012 09:15 AM - last edited on 08-10-2012 09:26 AM by ValerieG
I am looking for a recommendation to pyrchase a External Hard Drive for back up.
My computer is:
HP Pavillion P6230Y
Product No. NY549AA-ABA
Windows 7 64 Bit
C: 616 GB free of 685 GB
D: 2.23 GB free of 12.3 GB
[serial number removed for privacy]
08-10-2012 10:33 AM
Western Digital if a popular brand. I would buy the My Book 3TB drive because the price doesn't seem that bad for 3 times the space. I did see that you really are not using much space on your hard drive so you could say the 1TB My Book Essentials is already more than you need. I am posting a link to newegg but just to show the products. Shop and get the best price as always:
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08-10-2012 01:35 PM
Hello dyaris: I would go with either Hitachi or Seagate
it all depends on how much space you have on your main HD I would try to match it byte for byte
also note the features both the external drive & its backup application has as well whether it fits your needs or not
another good thing about the Seagates they have a feature called "Flex Drive" that means that they have USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Firewire connections to fit whatever ports that's on your computer they might even have eSATA as well
even though other people that do backups over the years disagree with my backup philosophy I believe in backing up everything rather than merely the stuff that you can't replace or the most important data because
if you have everything as a backup you won't be sorry due to any nagging doubts about one program or another.
hope this helps as well