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Windows 7: Question about Best HDD Storage Device


14 Dec 2013   #31

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Here you go

Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100 - Newegg.com

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14 Dec 2013   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah but look at the price that is how much it will cost me to pick it up in person

anyway i was reading the reviews and it doesn't sound like a good idea to order from the supplier everyone and i do mean almost everyone had a bad experience so i rather just get it myself 30 min round trip drive no biggie
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14 Dec 2013   #33

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sure i would do the same as you .. Got mine from Argos over a year ago and its still running well
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14 Dec 2013   #34

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
...I prefer a SATA or eSATA connection when possible.....I absolutely despise USB for transferring data.........that includes USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
You and me three. That's one reason I have a 3.5" and a 2.5" dock built into my desktop machine (the other being convenience). I only use USB sticks if I need portability or I'm moving only a few, small files to my notebook. If I have very many files going to or from my notebook, or they are large, I will dig out one of the little USB powered docks I have and snag one of my 7200 rpm 2.5" drives to make the transfer with. I would use Wi-Fi but setting it up every time (I use the notebook only occasionally) would usually be more hassle than it would be worth (not to mention not noticeably any faster).
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14 Dec 2013   #35

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Ok ,I was here a few weeks ago for my Dad and now deciding on what i am getting myself for Christmas gift

I am running out of space from games and other things i do on here so i was looking at something as cheap as possible 2tb but a decent one

I come to discover the external drives are $20 dollars cheaper then a internal

This one comes to 85.98 with tax Seagate Expansion 2TB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100 STBV2000100 - Micro Center


Now i have been looking through the web and i have not found new egg or any other place that carries this for as low as i found it i am going to set this up for pick up
Whatever you wind up getting, make sure have some way to back up whatever you put on it (unless the new HDD is for backups). You don't want to go through the agony of losing data to a HDD failure (and even the best of the best can fail).
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14 Dec 2013   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Ok ,I was here a few weeks ago for my Dad and now deciding on what i am getting myself for Christmas gift

I am running out of space from games and other things i do on here so i was looking at something as cheap as possible 2tb but a decent one

I come to discover the external drives are $20 dollars cheaper then a internal

This one comes to 85.98 with tax Seagate Expansion 2TB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100 STBV2000100 - Micro Center


Now i have been looking through the web and i have not found new egg or any other place that carries this for as low as i found it i am going to set this up for pick up
Whatever you wind up getting, make sure have some way to back up whatever you put on it (unless the new HDD is for backups). You don't want to go through the agony of losing data to a HDD failure (and even the best of the best can fail).

it is the backup i still can change my mind to install a internal i just figured that would be the best deal 2tb is pricey depending on who does what if i have to i can just go with 1tb it's not critically series but it will be getting there soon
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14 Dec 2013   #37

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Ok ,I was here a few weeks ago for my Dad and now deciding on what i am getting myself for Christmas gift

I am running out of space from games and other things i do on here so i was looking at something as cheap as possible 2tb but a decent one

I come to discover the external drives are $20 dollars cheaper then a internal

This one comes to 85.98 with tax Seagate Expansion 2TB SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive STBV2000100 STBV2000100 - Micro Center


Now i have been looking through the web and i have not found new egg or any other place that carries this for as low as i found it i am going to set this up for pick up
Whatever you wind up getting, make sure have some way to back up whatever you put on it (unless the new HDD is for backups). You don't want to go through the agony of losing data to a HDD failure (and even the best of the best can fail).

it is the backup i still can change my mind to install a internal i just figured that would be the best deal 2tb is pricey depending on who does what if i have to i can just go with 1tb it's not critically series but it will be getting there soon
An external HDD is actually much safer than an internally mounted HDD for backups so you are on the right track. I use internal type HDDs for my backups but they are used as external HDDs. I store them in a drawer (my setup is a bit anal and expensive but it's convenient and I'm lazy) and plug them into an internal dock only during the backup. That way, if something blows up inside my machine or I get a data corrupting virus, the backup is safe from harm.
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14 Dec 2013   #38

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

It's mostly for games and that
Now i face the challenge of cloning the D drive to the new drive or see if i can make it work without changing anything i am like you kind of lazy lots of work
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14 Dec 2013   #39

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
...i am like you kind of lazy lots of work
Now, you say that like it's a bad thing.
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23 Dec 2013   #40

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
...i am like you kind of lazy lots of work
Now, you say that like it's a bad thing.
It's not a bad thing ever i just pride myself as always on the move and not wasting any moment to relax

I guess my Father taught me well he is a Country boy from Mississippi I'll have you know my Mom is from Alabama those hard working ethics rubbed off on me

I went with a smaller drive by the way i re arranged everything and it's perfect if i need another hard drive i will get one later right now i am doing plenty good

Quick snip of my work /C -Drive SSD 128GB /D-Drive Steam only-Barracuda 500GB /E-Drive Programs Only /F-Drive Progams Only-Hitachi Partitioned 640GB /J-Drive all Backup WD-My Book 500GB


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