- What 1TB external hard drive
WD my book live. It’s a nas connect it to your network for access by any device on your network. You can even access via mobile networks too.
Also have a WD My Book, not overly impressed, it’s still working but the user interface is now U/S (not uncommon if you Google it) and it doesn’t half make some nasty noises. Can’t say I’ve got a lot of faith in it long term.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
Expect to see 1Tb flash drives drop down to affordable levels in a year, eighteen months. When 64Gb SDXC cards were announced around eighteen months or so ago they were £750, you can get one for £38 now, and a 64Gb flash drive for £22. SDXC is supposedly scalable to 2Tb…Posted 5 years agoJoeGSubscriber
I got a Western Digital Elements 2TB for $110 delivered a couple of weeks ago. It ate up all of the files on a couple of smaller external HDs.
I don’t know if it is better or worse than any other HD. It is a little black box that sits there with a blinking blue light…Posted 5 years ago
Bufflao Link Station
either 2Tb on RAID 0 or 1TB on RAID 1
Quick swap – 2 drive, 2 bay Network Attached Storage
• Supports RAID levels, 0, 1 and Standard
• Active Directory Support: Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation™ Duo to utilise the domain users and groups.
• WebAccess – allows you to store, share and access files from any web browser via PC, Mac or iPhone
• In-Built DLNA/UPnP CERTIFED™ media server – for easy playback of multi-media files to any DLNA certified device
• Schedule backups to a USB storage device or another Buffalo Network Attached Storage device.
• In-Built BitTorrent™ Client
• Supports Apple® Time Machine Back-up with multiple clients
• Supports Apple® Bonjour®
• Integrates with iTunes®
• Auto Power ON/OFF with your PC or MAC
• Eco Friendly scheduled Power Saving Mode
• One touch transfer of media files from digital camera/camcorder with Direct Copy feature
• Easy to install and set-up
• 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet port
• 1 USB port
• Supports UPS connectivity via USB port
• Supported OS: Windows7 (32/64bit), Windows® Vista™, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows MCE 2005/2004, Windows Server 2008/2003, MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later
• 2 Year Warranty
Little noisy to have in the living room but more designed to be left in the cupboard under the stairs.Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
TBH, if you’re looking for “an external drive” rather than some sort of NAS solution, they’re much of a muchness these days. If I were getting one, I’d be looking for the best storage-to-price ratio that wasn’t made out of cheese. Though if your MBP supports USB3, that’s probably worth paying a small premium for.
Randomly, this fits the bill and is competitively priced. Though for £100 you could net a 3Tb unit.
either 2Tb on RAID 0 or 1TB on RAID 1
You’d almost certainly be better off with JBOD than RAID0. RAID0 is all the benefits of ‘just disks’ but with double the chance of failure. Friends don’t let friends use RAID0.Posted 5 years ago
I generally consider (and use my backup as the last safe copy of things – ie should be most reliable and recoverable)
For day to day stuff having a large reasonably quick network store if fine, if it dies then i have back ups, if I screw up I have backups. I have a TV/Music/Film/Photos store that I would be happy to have on RAID 0 with a back up (being the true sense) elsewhere. For local storage I’m happy with more space and less redundancy. For backup I’d have more redundancy and less space.
Also what I choose to backup safely is stuff that cannot/very hard to replace not the entire content of my PC’s.Posted 5 years agoreluctantwrinklyMember
I use a WD My Passport Itb.It’s really small, Runs off USB, USB3 compatible(I think)and has auto backup. Once you set it to backup it scans every time it’s connected & updates any altered files. if you delete a file from the WD it still leaves it on the PC though. You need to do a couple of alterations to find out how the backup works.Posted 5 years ago
Got Mine for £60 from PC world when it was on offer.v8ninetySubscriber
So what’s this RAID stuff then? Why is it bad? Is it bad? What’s the alternative? I’ve never heard of a NAS until tonight, seems like a good idea though, the drive on my laptop is full to bursting with pictures of the kids from the last 2 years. Would be good to free up a bit of space and get a bit more organised. The buffalo link station 1 t’bay seems the cheapest at the mo, does that mean its made from cheese?Posted 5 years ago
NAS Network attatched Storage
So rather then use a USB and move the thing round you plug it into your router and it appears as a network share, access for everyone on the network including smart TV’s, SONOS, etc
RAID Comes in a few flavours
RAID 0 is discs linked together (2x1TB Drive = 2TB)
RAID 1 is 2x1TB = 1TB with the info mirrored over the 2 drives (one fails the it can be replaced and info inteact)
above that your into a bigger array where the info is shared across multiple drives for more redandancy
As before on here it’s value as a backup is dependent on a few things.
If the box fails not the drives then recovery may be harder.
It’s not a proper backup if it’s in the same room/house as the info – fire/theft
If it’s photos, have a look at google drive and picassa web albums for cloud based storage.Posted 5 years ago
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