External Hard Drive Recommendations
August 12, 2004 1:31 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an external hard drive that I will use to backup my personal computer. What should I buy? [more inside].
posted by gd779 to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I've never purchased an external hard drive before, so I'm not entirely sure what to look for. Since it's for backup purposes, I assume that speed is not that much of a factor? On the other hand, I might be backing up a lot of information (~50 GB per backup, done once a month); as a practical matter, should I try to find a faster drive to reduce the backup time? Similarly, reliability is obviously pretty important; are some brands manufactured better than others?
Any other advice, including recommendations on specific models, would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.