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Windows 7: Hard Drive Replacement for PC

31 Mar 2015   #41
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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One more question: Years ago when I was running a business, we used Tape Backups. Are these a thing of the past now?
Many larger businesses still use them but they have pretty much disappeared for small businesses and individuals.


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31 Mar 2015   #42
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Which should I purchase?


WD Black 1TB Hard Drive: 3.5-inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB CacheWD1003FZEX $74.99

Western Digital WD WD1003FZEX Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64MB 5 Yrs Warranty $82.95

Western Digital (WD2003FZEX)2TB Hard Drive $110.00
How big depends on how much storage you need. If these are e-Bay prices, a 2TB WD Black is only $15 more at Newegg and I would trust Newegg much more than I would e-Bay for something like this.
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31 Mar 2015   #43
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Back up options:


WD My Passport Ultra Black 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN $64.99 So, I would need to purchase 2 of these for backups, right?


Exactly how does a docking station work? I've never even seen one.

Anker® USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [6TB Support] $35.00
Yes, if you want to keep two identical backups, which you should, you would need two. The backup drive should be at least as large as the drive it is backing up.

A docking station allows you to plug in a bare internal type HDD into it and connect it to the computer via either USB or e-SATA (the one you listed gives you a choice; choices are a good thing). I prefer using bare HDDs in a docking station (I have one built into my computer) because they take up less room in storage and the bare internal type drives are usually better quality than the ones used in external HDDs.
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31 Mar 2015   #44
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
One more question: Years ago when I was running a business, we used Tape Backups. Are these a thing of the past now?
Many larger businesses still use them but they have pretty much disappeared for small businesses and individuals.
I'm amazed tape backups are still used.
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01 Apr 2015   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
One more question: Years ago when I was running a business, we used Tape Backups. Are these a thing of the past now?
Many larger businesses still use them but they have pretty much disappeared for small businesses and individuals.
I'm amazed tape backups are still used.
I'm not. They are actually more reliable than HDDs for long term storage.
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01 Apr 2015   #46
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Many larger businesses still use them but they have pretty much disappeared for small businesses and individuals.
I'm amazed tape backups are still used.
I'm not. They are actually more reliable than HDDs for long term storage.
Could be
Hard Drive Replacement for PC-tapes.jpg


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02 Apr 2015   #47
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Look here for an example of tape backups being sold. Price alone is a good reason only big businesses will use them. These are strictly for long term, static storage.
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02 Apr 2015   #48
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
One more question: Years ago when I was running a business, we used Tape Backups. Are these a thing of the past now?
Many larger businesses still use them but they have pretty much disappeared for small businesses and individuals.
I'm amazed tape backups are still used.
I like being amazed though.
I'd like to see some studies by say the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of tape vs say RAID. I accept large organizations still use tape for long term storage.
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02 Apr 2015   #49
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is that a picture of you working Jeannie
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02 Apr 2015   #50
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Is that a picture of you working Jeannie
I wish I looked that good and young!
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