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Old 08-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Went to Fry's today and picked up myself a 1T external hardrive for 110$. About a year ago i paid 100 dollars for a 500gb internal hardrive and had to spend another 20 for a case. This should last me a while
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What brand? I got a Western Digital 1TB for $100 on Newegg like 2 months ago. Great backup drive, and is pretty fast.
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Western digital. I wanted it today though.
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I haven't had an issue yet. After the initial format, it stays plugged in and gives me no trouble. Only bad thing I have heard is some say they have problems with the plugs becoming loose. I don't plan to plug and unplug mine often, so I'm not worried.
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at least its not seagate omg i have read nothing but bad reviews on them seems the slightest bump destroys them. I have always been a WD fan there **** just plain works in my book
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staples had some 1TB maxtor external drives for like $18 after instant savings. brick and mortar only though.

External Maxtor OneTouch Hard Drive Clearance at Staples B&M $20-$65
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staples had some 1TB maxtor external drives for like $18 after instant savings. brick and mortar only though.

External Maxtor OneTouch Hard Drive Clearance at Staples B&M $20-$65
Sick deal, I couldn't even find the stock nnumber on the website they link though.
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Hmm. Couldn't find the $18 link either, though Fry's has a 1TB SimpleTech drive for $86 currently: FRYS.com | SimpleTechnolgy
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What brand? I got a Western Digital 1TB for $100 on Newegg like 2 months ago. Great backup drive, and is pretty fast.
Lol, same thing here. Mines the "Elements" one. It was sure needed for the massive amount of torrents i dl.
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Lol, same thing here. Mines the "Elements" one. It was sure needed for the massive amount of torrents i dl.
I need it for a double redundant backup for 6-8 years of music and ****. I would die if I lost it. Though technically I have lesser collection copies (old with less stuff) on like 4 other HDD's I could round up and save 80% of it anyway. I'm amazed that even with the hundreds of thousand of pictures, tens of thousands of videos and tens of thousands of songs. I only use like 1/3 of the space. Having a TB is like the goddamn future! Even the thought of that 6-8 years ago would have been madness. I remember thinking 10GB was more than you could even need 8-10 years ago, now a single game or torrent can fill that up easily.
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I remember thinking 10GB was more than you could even need 8-10 years ago, now a single game or torrent can fill that up easily.
Hell, my first hard drive was 20 megs, and back then we thought of it in terms of "that's enough to hold over fifty floppies!"

I can remember using the giga prefix in a humorous manner, as though a gigabyte was some unfathomably large number that was just too unrealistic to comprehend.
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I can't recall my first computers storage. It was a early/mid 90's Compaq junk, so it was probably ~ 1gig. I can't recall things that far back. I remember playing Flight Sim 95 on it when it first came out and thinking I was flying a real plane. Graphics could never get any more advanced!
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Amazon.com: D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure: Electronics

get that and two big drives and you'll feel a lot better than a single drive backup solution. I love mine... I have it sync my "my documents" nightly to back those up also. hell I just point my itunes to that drive instead of holding everything locally. I can share the library with multiple computers as "slaves" kinda.
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I'd do that if I could afford it now. Hopefully the 2 600GB internal drives (both sharing mirrored data) and the 1TB external will keep me safe. Never thought I would have 1TB storage, let alone 2.2TB in a fairly budget minded desktop. Then I forgot I have 2 laptops playing backup duty as well as a netbook with at least my music library on it. I probably have 6 copies of data between all of my machines
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Dang. I miss my PCjr. And DOS. And the plethora of shareware. And my 8 inch floppies.

And this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDdQ9aTSpeI
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Amazon.com: D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure: Electronics

get that and two big drives and you'll feel a lot better than a single drive backup solution. I love mine... I have it sync my "my documents" nightly to back those up also. hell I just point my itunes to that drive instead of holding everything locally. I can share the library with multiple computers as "slaves" kinda.
Got it, love it. Like a lot of their products it is very hack-able, there is a wiki for it.
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Got it, love it. Like a lot of their products it is very hack-able, there is a wiki for it.
the damn thing has a bittorrent client!
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Dang. I miss my PCjr. And DOS. And the plethora of shareware. And my 8 inch floppies.

And this game: YouTube - Traffic Department 2192 (Non-Playable Demo)
I'm always amazed to see games like that and then see the release date. 1994!? '94 doesn't seem like so long ago. I remember technology being further along than that at that point. One of my favorite games though is Scorched Earth. I used to play that for hours. Then you have GTA released in '97. I would have sworn it was much earlier than that. '97 seems like yesterday and we were playing games that looked that bad!
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I ended up with a 250gb Maxtor 2.5" drive. It took me about 2 hours of walking to the ready-rooms on the ship to have it filled to the brim with good ****. I was selective at what I copied... definitely nothing Hustler would be interested in.

PS: A mod can delete the "Support the Troops" sticky since I'm already out here. Thanks for the offers in that thread though.
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I ended up with a 250gb Maxtor 2.5" drive. It took me about 2 hours of walking to the ready-rooms on the ship to have it filled to the brim with good ****.
Two hours?

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PS: A mod can delete the "Support the Troops" sticky since I'm already out here. Thanks for the offers in that thread though.
I think it bears keeping for posterity. In fact, I may archive it.
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